Failed Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits and Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits by Failed Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Jason Coomer
Many Americans are suffering from failed hip replacement surgery from defective metal on metal hip implants. These defective metal on metal hip implants including the Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant can cause a hip implant to fail and require a revision surgery to replace the defective hip implant. For those that have been through one hip replacement surgery, it can be difficult to learn that a second hip replacement surgery may be necessary.
Failed Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits
Failed metal on metal hip implants are the basis of several lawsuits against metal on metal hip manufacturers including the manufacturer of the Biomet Magnum metal on metal replacement hip implant. These defective metal on metal hip implants can cause damage to a person's bone, tissue and joint. Additionally, defective hip implants can cause Metallosis (metal ions entering the blood stream) leading to problems with the heart, thyroid gland and nervous system. In some situations, after a metal on metal hip is implanted in the body small metal particles can shave off and enter the tissue and blood stream.
When investigating these potential failed hip replacement surgery lawsuits, it is important to know what type of hip implant has been used as well as to obtain medical records of the surgery and/or replacement surgery.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a failed hip replacement surgery including a defective Biomet hip implant, it is important to seek medical help. If you have a question about a hip implant surgery lawsuit, please feel free to send an e-mail to Texas failed hip implant lawyer Jason S. Coomer.
Failed Metal on Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Reported
Regardless, as to whether the failed hip replacement surgery was caused by a defective metal on metal hip implant and/or medical negligence, it is important to understand the cause of a failed hip replacement surgery and correct the problem. It is also important to report any failed medical devices to the FDA in order to get them off the market.
Manufacturers of Defective Metal on Metal (Mom) Hip Implants Are The Subject of Several Product Liability Lawsuits
Many Plaintiffs across the country have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of metal on metal hip implants based on allegations that the companies that make these defective metal on metal hip implants were aware of the dangers of metal on metal hips, but decided to allow the defective products to be implanted into people regardless of the dangers.
A defective metal on metal (MoM) hip implant may lead to some of the below complaints after having hip replacement surgery:
- Hip Pain
- Dislocation of the implant
- Metal debris reaction in the soft tissue (Metallosis)
- Grinding feeling or popping noises
- Bone fractures
- Problems walking
- The need for premature hip revision surgery