Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip Replacement
Commonly asked questions about the Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip Replacement:
- What is the Biomet M2A-Magnum?
- What are Complications of Biomet’s M2A-Magnum Hip Replacement Device?
- Was the Biomet M2A-Magnum Recalled?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Biomet M2A-Magnum Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Biomet M2A-Magnum Cases
- How Do I Start a Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Biomet M2A-Magnum?
The M2A-Magnum device included a cup, metal liner, and metal ball. Biomet’s M2A line of devices were designed for active people, meaning that the M2A-Magnum included a larger head diameter to increase range of motion.
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-Magnum Hip Replacement Device?
The Biomet M2A-Magnum 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 like the M2A-Magnum.
The risk for metallosis is even higher with the Biomet M2A-Magnum device, because its increased surface area can lead to increased friction releasing metal particles into the body.
Was the Biomet M2A-Magnum Recalled?
Biomet has been accused of continuing to market the M2A 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. The FDA has received more than 450 reports of adverse events involving the M2A-Magnum.
Despite the fact that Biomet has not recalled the M2A-Magnum hip replacement device, lawsuits have been filed for their failure to ensure the safety of their products and their patients. In 2014, Biomet agreed to settle all M2A-Magnum cases.
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.
Can I File A Defective Biomet M2A-Magnum 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-Magnum 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-Magnum 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-Magnum 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-Magnum hip replacement lawsuit claims.