Building your Biomet Faulty Hip Replacement Injury Case
Biomet, the medical device maker, was founded in Indiana in 1977. Today Biomet has an annual sales of $2.5 billion to its credit. Biomet products are used in over 90 countries and in 2010, Biomet’s hip implant sales in America stood at $312.9 million. It has a 12% ownership of the market for domestic hip implants.
Trouble with the M2a Magnum Hip System
The M2a Magnum Hip System is one of Biomet’s key hip implant products. The M2a Magnum Hip System works on the principle of metal-on-metal components. This was originally touted to have greater durability as well as stability as far as an implant goes. However, within a short span of time, a large number of patients who had received this implant developed severe health issues.
Medical problems associated with M2a
The most commonly reported problem from the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implants is the need to have them removed or replaced in a short span of time. The extent of injury varies from one patient to another. One of the main concerns is that the friction caused from metal coming in contact with metal results in shards that end up damaging the tissues around the implant. This results in a significant amount of pain and discomfort. These shards can also cause metal blood poisoning as well as pseudotumors. Many times there is need for replacement or repeated surgery to rectify the problems. The number of injured patient cases reported have been so high that the FDA has issued alerts in America as well as in Canada and Australia regarding their use.
Rise in Biomet Hip Lawsuits
With time, it was found that there were as many as 12,000 various medical complications that arose from these hip implants. By May of 2013, there were over 300 federal personal injury lawsuits all over the country against Biomet for faulty hip replacements. To access all the necessary paperwork and the majority of witnesses, it has been ruled that all Biomet faulty hip replacement cases be filed in Indiana since that is where the company is headquartered.
Why you need a lawyer for your case
If you have had the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip replacement system and are suffering the consequences, it is important that you get legal advice from a personal injury lawyer. Our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys offer free consultations to discuss your case. Contact us today to schedule your evaluation.