Hip replacement surgeries in the United States today often entail the use of metal-on-metal devices. Previously viewed as a cutting-edge orthopedic technology, metal-on-metal hip implants entered the marketplace with excitement. Unfortunately, however, recent research and medical data has highlighted the serious health complications that many patients have experienced following this implant surgery.
Biomet M2A Magnum hip implants are the most devices being recognized for their potential health hazards. While many of the hip implants on the market use a mix of both metal and plastic components, Biomet M2A Magnum implants use all metal components, making the product a prime candidate for device failure in addition to a wide range of medical complications. A shocking number of individuals throughout the United States have recently experienced issues with this specific product in the last several weeks, as recognized by the rising number of lawsuits against the manufacturer, Biomet Orthopedics.
Lewis & Keller represents a variety of clients who have suffered any type of injury or illness as a result of a defective product. Our class action lawsuit lawyers are able to research, gather data, and build a strong case for North Carolina residents who have suffered in the past.
Many patients who have sustained health problems after the use of Biomet M2A Magnum are seeking compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has experienced any negative side effects following a hip implant procedure, Lewis & Keller is here for you.
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Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Side Effects
Metal-on-metal hip implant surgeries have grown in popularity across the nation, extending to more than 80,000 annual procedures in the United States. These metal-on-metal hip implants account for approximately one-third of all hip replacements taking place each year. Sadly, the potential risk involved with these devices has slowly surfaced over the last several years, causing the need for further review into the safety of these procedures.
As of today, over 20 manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants have been scrutinized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requiring these companies to record data about the presence of metal in the blood of patients who have received the device. The FDA is also requiring these organizations to report any negative side effects reported as a result of the implants. Therefore, every hip replacement patient in North Carolina must keep proper records of side effects and adverse health conditions following this surgery.
The following are some of the most commonly seen side effects and complications resulting after a Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant procedure:
- Metal poisoning
- Increasing device failure rate
- Unexplained tumors
- Soft tissue damage and swelling
- Unexplained hip pains
- Issues with standing or walking
- Necrosis (tissue death)
- Osteolysis (bone loss)
- Cobalt and chromium ion levels increase
- Hip implant explanation surgery (implant is replaced and/or removed
- Damages to the tissues and bones surrounding the joint
- Tissue discoloration
- Hip implant loosening
- Back and groin pain
- Pockets of fluid (pseudotumors)
The FDA has recently implemented a new set of guidelines in response to the growing complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. As of now, patients who have received this surgery must undergo regular physicals, diagnostic imaging, and metal ion testing. All of these safety measures serve to shed light on the specific medical issues related to the presence of metal in the body.
Thousands of patients have recently been diagnosed with the above health complications as a direct result of their Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant surgery. Those who have experienced any negative side effects may be entitled to compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs linked to the faulty device.
Contact Lewis & Keller for Legal Guidance
Lawsuits regarding defective products are often complex. As such, it is imperative for any Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant patients to speak with an experienced legal professional. Lewis & Keller has proudly provided legal services to the North Carolina community for many years. In this time, we have built a reputation throughout the state. Our Winston-Salem personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing justice for you.
If you or a loved one has experienced any negative side effects, our North Carolina legal staff is prepared to guide you throughout the litigation process. You have suffered enough, now it is time for the negligent manufacturer to pay for your losses, pain and suffering. It is likely that we will associate another law firm more experienced in defective drug and product liability claims to assist us in prosecuting your claim, all at no additional cost to you.
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