Biomet M2 and M2A Magnum Hip Systems
The Biomet M2 and M2A Magnum Hip Systems are hip implant systems that are under scrutiny just like other metal hip implant systems that have also been associated with higher than normal failure rates and serious complications. These Biomet Magnum Hip Systems are made of a metal femoral head as well as a pelvic cup that is composed of cobalt and chromium. When these metal parts rub together with each other, friction causes metal debris to shed, accumulate and seep into surrounding tissue and the bloodstream causing metal poisoning. If you are a recipient of a Biomet M2 or M2A Magnum Hip System, you may be entitled to receive compensation by filing a hip replacement lawsuit. Contact Louisiana Attorney Group to discuss your case. We will match you with qualified affiliated Louisiana Biomet Hip Replacement attorneys who will determine if you are eligible to pursue a claim.
Biomet Magnum Hip Implant Systems Approved Without Sufficient Testing
The Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant was approved in 2004 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the 510(k) process. This process lets devices be put on the market without certain testing if it can be shown that the device is considerably equal to a device that is already on the market. Because of the insufficient testing for safety before being put on the market, the Biomet Magnum hip implant system may cause severe complications such as:
- Longer than normal hip pain following surgery
- Metal poisoning, metallosis
- Tissue damage
- Fractured bones
- Nerve damage
- Walking or standing difficulties
- Hip implant loosening or dislocating
- Additional and painful hip revision surgeries
Even though the Biomet Magnum Hip Replacement System was meant to last for several years, many recipients are experiencing earlier than expected failure rates just a few years following surgery. Patients are often times having to suffer through additional surgeries to correct or replace the defective hip implant, which can be even more painful than the initial implantation surgery due to the damaged tissue surrounding the defective implant.
Contact Louisiana Biomet Hip Replacement attorneys
Our affiliated Louisiana Biomet Hip Replacement attorneys are currently accepting and investigating claims associated with injuries linked to the Biomet M2 and M2A Magnum Hip Replacement Systems. Contact us today to see if you are eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit and seek monetary compensation for medical bills, wages lost, disability, rehabilitation therapy and pain and suffering. Our member Louisiana Biomet Hip Replacement attorneys will explain your legal options and rights as a victim of a defective medical device.