The manufacturer of the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement device is currently facing lawsuits filed on behalf of patients alleging that the device has the potential to fail prematurely, resulting in severe and life-threatening complications. If you feel that the Biomet M2a Magnum was the cause of your injuries, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today.
Plaintiffs File Lawsuits
According to lawsuits filed on behalf of patients across the U.S. against Biomet, the friction between two of device’s components, the ball and cup, can potentially rub together during normal, everyday movements such as walking and bending. Because these two parts are both made of metal, the patient is at risk of metal toxicity should the rubbing release small shards of metal into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue. You may have be eligible to file Kansas Biomet hip lawsuit if you developed complications such as:
- Bone disintegration
- Tissue death
- Permanent disability
- Chronic pain
- Pseudotumor formation
- Revision or removal procedures
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly been reviewing metal-on-metal hip implant devices since February 2011. It released a document in January 2013 stating that the metal components have the potential to grate against one another during normal, everyday movement like walking or bending and release metal particles into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, causing metal poisoning.
You may be entitled to file a Kansas Biomet hip lawsuit if you experienced pain, loosening of the implant, early failure of the device, or subsequent revision procedures. You may also consider undergoing additional testing to evaluate the level of metal ions in your blood as recommended by the FDA. As is the case with many other all-metal hip replacement systems, the M2a Magnum was approved via the FDA’s 510(k) process, allowing Biomet to receive approval for the device without extensive clinical trials simply because it was similar in function and design to other metal-on-metal implants already on the market.
Although critics have expressed concern over the process, the FDA has announced that it is considering a new rule that would make all metal-on-metal hip replacement systems ineligible to be approved with this method. Although this may be a step in the right direction, such a decision cannot help the thousands of patients who have already been fitted with the Biomet M2a Magnum and other allegedly faulty metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
If you believe you might be eligible to file a Kansas Biomet hip lawsuit claim, consider seeking legal counsel from an attorney who can evaluate whether the Biomet M2a Magnum implant caused your injury. If your Kansas Biomet hip lawsuit is successful, you could receive compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of future and past income, pain and suffering, or permanent disability costs.
A Kansas Biomet Hip Lawsuit Could Provide Compensation
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury or complication after you were fitted with a Biomet hip replacement implant? Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to receive a free, no-obligation consultation and to learn more about your options. Depending on your injury, you may be eligible to recover damages by filing a Kansas Biomet hip lawsuit. We can help to answer questions you may have pertaining to your claim. We can also place you in contact with an affiliated attorney who can file your Kansas Biomet lawsuit and work to assist you in recovering the damages to which you may be entitled. Call today.