Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant
Hip replacement surgeries take place throughout the United States rather frequently. One of the latest orthopedic technologies, metal-on-metal hip replacements, has been used widely throughout the United States. Sadly, records indicate that a large majority of the metal-on-metal patients recorded complications just a few years after surgery. While many hip implants use a combination of both plastic and metal materials, Biomet M2A Magnum hip implants use only metal components.
Biomet M2A Magnum is manufactured by Biomet Orthopedics, one of the biggest manufacturers of metal-on-metal products. Unfortunately, Biomet M2A Magnum has recently been the subject of many lawsuits, as patients throughout the United States have begun to undergo a variety of health complications associated with the surgery.
Arnold Law Firm has dedicated years to learning the complexities of product liability law in the United States and in California. With a team of 15 attorneys and a track record of millions of dollars won in past verdicts and settlements, our Sacramento personal injury lawyers are prepared to take on your case today. If you or a loved one has suffered following a Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant surgery, you may be entitled to compensation.
Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Side Effects
Each year in the United States 80,000 patients receive a metal-on-metal implant during their hip replacement surgery. Accounting for about one-third of all hip replacement surgeries, metal-on-metal devices are clearly a popular choice for physicians across the nation. Sadly, these types of surgeries are now being reviewed for the safety of their presence in the body and the potential risks linked to the surgery.
As of today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has order over 20 manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implant devices to begin to record specific datasets regarding the amount of metal in the blood of patients as well as the specific side effects felt by these sufferers. Any California residents who have received this hip replacement surgery are encouraged to pay close attention to their physical state.
The following are some of the most commonly seen Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant side effects and health risks:
- Climbing failure rate of implant
- Cobalt and chromium ion levels increase
- Damages to the tissues and bones surrounding the joint
- Hip implant explanation surgery (implant is replaced and/or removed)
- Tissue discoloration
- Damage and swelling to soft tissue
- Necrosis (tissue death)
- Pseudotumors (fluid pockets)
- Loosening of hip implant
- Unexplained hip pain
- Metal poisoning
- Osteolysis (bone loss)
- Increases of pain in implant location as well as the back and groin
- Problems walking or standing
- Unexplained tumors
Since so many patients have experienced health complications following a metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery, the FDA has begun to inspect these negligent manufacturers thoroughly. As such, the FDA has instituted new guidelines and requirements for these companies. Now, diagnostic imaging, regular physicals, and metal ion testing are requirements. Unfortunately, however, there are still thousands of patients across California who suffered.
If you or a loved one has experienced any type physical illness due to a hip surgery, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for the losses in which you have endured. From medical expenses to lost wages and any additional costs linked to the surgery, we are here to fight for what you deserve.
Contact a Skilled Sacramento Product Liability Attorney
Arnold Law Firm has been representing injured patients in California for several decades. In this time we have come to understand just what it takes to find success in the courtroom. Combining years of legal experience, a comprehensive knowledge of the law, and a deep compassion for the people of California, our Sacramento personal injury lawyers have built a reputation throughout the state.
We believe that when the negligence of a manufacturer causes you to suffer, they deserve to pay to cover your losses. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of Biomet Orthopedics, our product liability attorneys are here for you.