Throughout the country, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against medical companies who produce metal-on-metal hip implants. The problem is so severe that the Food and Drug Administration assembled an advisory panel in June of 2012 to study the dangers of these types of hip replacements. One such company that is producing dangerous hip implants is Biomet. Patients suffering from complications after receiving metal-on-metal hip implants face substantial physical, emotional, and financial strain. If you are experiencing these complications, a Kentucky Biomet hip replacement lawsuit may allow you to recover the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Biomet’s M2a Magnum hip implant is frequently pointed to as an example of a harmful product that may cause severe side effects in patients. The device has a metal-on-metal design that may release excessive levels of metal ions as its components wear over time. These metal ions are linked to numerous health problems.
Common Complications Cited by Patients With Biomet Hip Replacement Devices
- Damage to the optic nerve
- Loss of eyesight
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Bone loss
- Death of surrounding tissue
- Severe pain
In some cases, a second surgery—known as revision surgery—may be necessary to replace the Biomet implant. For other patients, the surgery may be too difficult and risky. In either instance, the strain that is experienced by patients and their families is enormous.
To date, at least 725 Biomet hip implant lawsuits have been filed in the United States. For more information about pursuing legal action against Biomet or another medical equipment company, contact a Kentucky defective hip replacement attorney today. Call our toll free number today at 888.450.4456 or 502.210.8942 for your complimentary consultation.