Georgia Medical Device Lawyers: Biomet M2a-Magnum Hip Failure
The Biomet® M2a-Magnum™ is marketed as the “premier” metal-on-metal hip implant. Despite targeting patients with active lifestyles and trumpeting its durability and long lifespan, these popular hip replacements may be prone to failure within years.
Like other metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, the Biomet Magnum implant may require revision surgery well before its advertised lifespan. Furthermore, recipients are at risk for metallosis (metal poisoning).
The Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia product liability and defective medical device attorneys at Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison, & Norwood, are now investigating claims involving Biomet Magnum hip failure.
If you or a loved one has suffered hip implant loosening, dislocation, wear, or failure, our personal injury lawyers can help. Contact our Georgia hip replacement attorneys as soon as possible to schedule a free case review.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
The safety concerns associated with the Biomet M2a-Magnum hip replacement system is an all-too-familiar story. In recent years, the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Wright Profemur, and other metal-on-metal implants have come under scrutiny.
Although the Biomet Magnum is expected to last more than 15 years, many recipients have needed revision surgery within a few years for another hip replacement system. According to allegations in recent lawsuits, these problems were known to Biomet, yet they continued to market their money-making product as safe and effective.
In addition, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons warns consumers and medical providers that metal-on-metal implants might lead to metallosis; Friction caused by two metal surfaces rubbing against each other may cause small metal fragments being shed into the surrounding tissue and blood stream.
What Should I Do if I Received a Defective Biomet M2a-Magnum Hip Replacement?
Always consult your doctor or physician regarding health-related issues, but if you or someone you care about received defective hip replacement components, we would like to speak with you right away.
DO NOT SIGN A RELEASE FROM THE SURGEON OR BIOMET. It is imperative that you do NOT sign any release sent to you by your physician on behalf of Biomet. These releases will allow Biomet complete access to your medical records and allow them to obtain possession of the defective implant in the event it is removed.
Contact Our Georgia Hip Replacement Attorneys
At the Georgia law office of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., our Georgia hip replacement attorneys can help you file a lawsuit to recoup the damages you have incurred. Our trial-tested legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. We’ll stand toe-to-toe with medical device giants to ensure you’re justly compensated.
If you suffer chronic pain or having difficulty walking after a defective Biomet M2a-Magnum hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia lawyers can help. Contact us today.