Many people who were implanted with Biomet, Inc.’s M2a Magnum hip replacements are suing the manufacturer due to side effects they allege the hips caused them.
What Are Biomet M2a Magnum Hips?
Biomet’s M2a Magnum is a type of metal-on-metal hip replacement, made of cobalt and chromium alloys. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the M2a Magnum on October 1, 2004, via the agency’s 510(k) premarket notification process. Biomet claimed that the M2a Magnum was “substantially equivalent” to another of its hip replacement products, the M2a Acetabular System 38mm, which recipients also claim has caused them injuries.
Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacements Might Cause Dangerous Side Effects
Like all metal-on-metal hip replacements, the Biomet M2a Magnum might cause serious side effects. According to the FDA, symptoms of a failing metal-on-metal hip replacement can include:
- Hip replacement dislocation
- Bone fracture
- Joint infection
- Local nerve damage, numbness, and weakness
- Device loosening or breakage
- Difference in leg lengths
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Pain in the groin, hip or leg
- Swelling at or near the hip joint
- A limp or change in walking ability
- Noise (popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking) from the hip joint
- Metal toxicity from cobalt and chromium ions released into the blood stream
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact a medical professional immediately.
M2a Magnum Recipients Are Suing Biomet
Because of the side effects they suffered from their hip replacements, many Biomet M2a Magnum recipients have begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturer. On October 2, 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal-level Biomet M2a Magnum lawsuits into a single multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana before Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. None of the parties requested that location for the MDL, but the JPML chose it due to its proximity to Biomet’s Warsaw, Indiana headquarters. As of May 2013, the MDL contained 180 cases, although some of those have been filed by recipients who received a predecessor device, the Biomet M2a 38 hip replacement.
RLG’s Biomet M2a Magnum Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
If you or a loved one received a Biomet M2a Magnum and you believe it caused an injury, then you might be able to hold the manufacturer responsible. The amount of compensation from a Biomet M2a Magnum lawsuit might include damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. To find out if you are eligible, click on this link or call 1-888-707-4470 and a lawyer from the Rottenstein Law Group will reach out to you as soon as possible to give you a complementary, confidential legal consultation.