Biomet M2a Magnum – Metal on Metal Hip – Alert
The Carabin Shaw Law Firm has begun accepting cases where individuals are experiencing complications and injuries related to their Biomet M2a Magnum™ Artificial Hip.
It is believed that the Biomet M2a Hip manufactured by Biomet, Inc. and Biomet Orthopedics, LLC is causing injuries similar in nature to the Depuy ASR Hip.
The M2a Magnum does not have the option of an acetabular cup liner. This allegedly causes metal to rub against metal with the full weight and pressure of the human body.
It is believed that the metal on metal rub can result in excessive amounts of cobalt and chromium ions are released from the device, which manifests with symptoms of pain, looseness, dislocation, squeaking and popping sounds.
It is believed that the human body’s reaction to the metal particles causes fluids to accumulate and damages soft tissues and bone.
Metal-on-metal hip implants as a class have become the subject of safety concerns in the orthopedic community. Since they were approved using the 510(k) route, clinical testing was not needed before the devices were sold to the public.
Now, studies show that metal hip replacements tend to fail more often than other implants. According to a study published earlier this year, metal-on-metal hip implants failed at a rate of 6 percent in five years, as opposed to the approximate 2 percent seen with alternative implants.
Last month, the journal published another study showing “unacceptably high” rates of failure for patients who have hip resurfacing, a newer type of metal-on-metal hip replacement that attempts to preserve more bone.
The Carabin Shaw Law Firm can and will meet with you for free and we offer free legal consultations to victims of metal-on-metal hip implant injuries.
If you or a loved one premature failure of your implant or other health problems associated with a metal on metal hip please contact our office at 1-800-862-1260.