Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits: Complications & Recalls
Commonly asked questions about Biomet hip replacements:
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- What are Biomet Hip Replacement Devices?
- What are Complications of Biomet Hip Replacement Devices?
- Have Biomet Hip Replacement Devices Been Recalled?
- Can I File a Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Biomet Hip Replacement Cases
- How Do I Start a Biomet Hip Replacement Claim?
- Biomet Hip Replacement Lawyer Review
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
What are Biomet Hip Replacement Devices?
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.
What are Complications of Biomet Hip Replacement Devices?
Biomet hip replacement devices are known to cause many complications as they are prone to early failure. These complications include:
- Loosening of the device
- Severe hip pain
- Necessary revision surgery
- Difficulty standing or walking
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.
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.
Can I File A Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Our Biomet hip replacement lawyers can help if you or someone you care about has suffered a severe complication as a result of a Biomet hip replacement device. Our top hip replacement lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Biomet hip replacement cases in all 50 states.
Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by a hip replacement system.
Our No-Fee Promise on Biomet Hip Replacement Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
How Do I Start A Biomet Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Biomet hip replacement lawsuit claims.