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October 2, 2012 - Biomet Latest News

On this date the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation has ordered that all Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant cases be coordinated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The JPML consent order and initial transfers were filed in the federal court on October 2, 2012.

March 1, 2012

The March 1, 2012 Wall Street Journal reports that Biomet settled bribery charges for $22 million in penalties to settle certain United States claims that Biomet bribed doctors in Brazil and China in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Read the Biomet Bribery Article.

Click to read the Wall Street Journal article concerning the bribery charges.


Problems With the Biomet Magnum Hip Implants

Biomet developed the M2a-Magnum hip, which features an all-metal design. The M2a-Magnum hip was FDA-approved in 2004. Metal-on-metal hip implants have since been linked to a wide range of problems including severe pain and metallosis.

Similar to the now-recalled DePuy ASR hip, the Biomet M2a-Magnum hip consists of a metal femoral head and a metal pelvic cup. The artificial hips are composed in part of chromium and cobalt. The primary problem with this type of implant seems to be in the way the metal components make contact with one another while in motion. Specifically, it's believed that the friction created by the cup and femoral head causes tiny particles of metal to be shed into the surrounding tissue. These metal particles can cause pain, join and tissue damage and in more serious cases, metal poisoning.

Similar to the now-recalled DePuy ASR hip, the Biomet M2a-Magnum hip consists of a metal femoral head and a metal pelvic cup. The artificial hips are composed in part of chromium and cobalt. The primary problem with this type of implant appears to be in the way the metal components make contact with one another while in motion. Specifically, it's believed that the friction created by the cup and femoral head causes tiny particles of metal to migrate into the surrounding tissue. These metal particles can cause pain, joint and tissue damage and in more serious cases, metal poisoning.

A second study published in the same journal looked at data from 185 patients who received a large-diameter femoral head metal-on-metal hip implant. Researchers in that study concluded that the failure rate was as high as 15 percent, with many of the artificial hips failing within the first three to five years.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a Biomet artificial hip, you need to ensure that you have an experienced advocate on your side. The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is committed to assisting patients in all 50 states to get the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Contact us today to put our team of hip injury experts to work for you.

» How can I tell if there are problems with my Biomet artificial hip implant?

A defective metal hip implant has the potential to cause extensive and potentially devastating damage if left untreated. If you received a Biomet M2a-Magnum hip or another Biomet hip replacement device, you need to be aware of the warning signs that your hip implant is failing.

Warning Signs of a Defective Metal Hip Include:

  • Loosening or a feeling of instability – If you experienced unnatural movement of your hip or leg or a feeling of weakness when putting weight on it, your hip implant may be defective.
  • Swelling and tenderness – If the ligaments or other tissues surrounding your hip become inflamed, this can lead to significant swelling, which may signal a failure of your hip replacement system.
  • Sensation of heat or warmth – Following your hip replacement surgery, you should experience a fleeting feeling of heat or warmth in the hip joint. However, if this condition persists beyond the normal recovery period, it may be an indication that your artificial hip is not functioning properly.
  • Moderate to severe pain – If you experience ongoing pain, whether minor to moderate or a severe throbbing, this may also indicate a serious problem.

The hip injury legal team at Nadrich & Cohen is familiar with the wide range complications a failing hip implant can lead to. Plaintiffs who've been adversely affected by a defective metal hip may experience:

  • Flaking of small metal particles into surrounding tissues, causing pain and inflammation
  • Continued pain
  • The need for additional corrective surgery
  • The need for tests and medical monitoring of hip replacements
  • Costly medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment of certain activities

If you believe that you suffered serious side effects caused by a defective Biomet hip, the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is here to assist you. We are experienced in handling individual and class-action lawsuits on behalf of patients who've been injured by these devices or who have been affected by recalls associated with the Zimmer Durom Cup and DePuy ASR hip systems.

Letting an experienced personal injury attorney handle your class action lawsuit is the best way to obtain the full amount of compensation you so richly deserve. We are committed to acting as a powerful advocate on your behalf and working hard to prove your injury claim. Don't hesitate to contact us today to get the experienced legal help you need on your side.

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