Biomet M2A-38 Hip Replacement
Commonly asked questions about the Biomet M2A-38 Hip Replacement:
- What is the Biomet M2A-38?
- What are Complications of Biomet’s M2A-38 Hip Replacement Device?
- Was the Biomet M2A-38 Recalled?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Biomet M2A-38 Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Biomet M2A-38 Cases
- How Do I Start a Biomet M2A-38 Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Biomet M2A-38?
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 accomodate active people.
The larger diameter, however, meant a larger surface area rubbing against the cup component. This increased surface wear increases the amount of metal particles released into the body, potentially causing metallosis and other complications.
What Are Complications Of Biomet’s M2A-38 Hip Replacement Device?
The Biomet M2A-38 is known to cause many complications as it is prone to early failure. These complications include:
- Loosening of the device
- Severe hip pain
- Necessary revision surgery
- Difficulty standing or walking
Metallosis is especially prevalent in metal-on-metal devices. As the metal components move against each other, the friction can release metal debris into the body, leading to metal poisoning or metallosis. Many patients have been found to have cobalt-chromium debris inside their body from metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
The risk for metallosis is even higher with the Biomet M2A-38 device, because its increased surface area can lead to increased friction releasing metal particles into the body.
Was the Biomet M2A-38 Recalled?
Previous lawsuits have accused Biomet of continuing to market these devices despite being aware of their dangerous defects.
In 2016, Biomet admitted to surgeons in Europe that the M2A-38 has a higher than expected revision rate. No such warning was issued in the United States.
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. In 2014, Biomet agreed to a settlement over the M2A hip replacement systems.
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 DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, recalled in August 2010; 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 DePuy Pinnacle, 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.
Can I File A Defective Biomet M2A-38 Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a defective hip replacement device.
Lawsuits have been filed against Biomet by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the M2A-38 metal-on-metal hip replacement device. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
Our defective hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Biomet M2A-38 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
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How Do I Start A Biomet M2A-38 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 M2A-38 hip replacement lawsuit claims.