Biomet Lawyer

Hip replacement devices are prosthetic components that replace the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint. Hip replacement surgery is recommended when hip pain is consistent even while resting, limits everyday activity, and other treatments like medication and therapy have not relieved the pain.

Biomet, now called Zimmer Biomet, produces a variety of hip implant devices. Some of these devices have proved to cause serious complications in patients, despite the fact that they remain on the market.

The Biomet M2a-Magnum and the Biomet M2a-38 are two such devices. The design of these devices has led to severe pain for patients, as well as complete device failure. You should contact a Biomet lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered adverse effects from one of these devices.

Reported Complications of Biomet Hip Replacement Devices

Biomet hip replacement devices are known to cause many complications as they are prone to early failure. As an experienced attorney could discuss, possible Biomet complications include:

  • Loosening of the device
  • Severe hip pain
  • Necessary revision surgery
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Metallosis

Metallosis is a particularly prevalent side effect due to the design of the devices. The Biomet M2a-Magnum is one of few hip replacement devices that has three all-metal components, rather than components made of metal and plastic. This design leads to increased metal-on-metal friction, which can release metal ions into the body and cause metal poisoning, or metallosis.

M2A-38 Metal-on-Metal Device

The M2A-38 metal-on-metal device is manufactured by Biomet, now known as Zimmer Biomet, and is used in total hip replacement procedures.

The M2A-38 is part of Biomet’s larger M2A line of hip replacement devices. These devices were monoblock implants, meaning they were made of a single component, and included a larger head diameter to accommodate active people.

The larger diameter, however, meant a larger surface area rubbing against the cup component. This increased surface wear increases the number of metal particles released into the body, potentially causing metallosis and other complications.

M2-Magnum Metal-on-Metal Device

The M2-Magnum metal-on-metal device is manufactured by Biomet, now known as Zimmer Biomet, and is used in total hip replacement procedures.

The M2A-Magnum device included a cup, metal liner, and metal ball. Biomet’s M2A line of devices was designed for active people, meaning that the M2A-Magnum included a larger head diameter to increase range of motion.

The larger diameter, however, meant a larger surface area rubbing against the cup component. This increased surface wear increases the number of metal particles released into the body, potentially causing metallosis and other complications.

Have Biomet Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?

Previous lawsuits have accused Biomet of continuing to market these devices despite being aware of their dangerous defects.

The Biomet hip replacement devices are advertised to be able to last more than 15 years, but many patients have required revision surgery within just a few years of the initial implant.

Biomet continues to market its hip replacement devices as safe and effective, and more so than other hip replacement systems. Despite the fact that there has been no recall, lawsuits are being filed against Biomet for their failure to ensure the safety of their products and their patients.

To learn more about Biomet hip replacement recalls and to determine if you have a case, reach out to one of our lawyers today.

Contact a Knowledgeable Biomet Attorney Today

Our Biomet lawyers can help if you or someone you care about has suffered a severe complication as a result of a hip replacement device.

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