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Biomet M2a Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Named as Source of California Man's Injuries, Complaint Say

Sep 18, 2013

Another person has come forward claiming that the Biomet 38mm-M2a metal-on-metal hip replacement system is defective and caused him to suffer serious and permanent injuries, including the likely need for costly and potentially painful revision surgery to remove and replace it.

A California man has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the Biomet 38mm-M2a metal-on-metal hip replacement system; the claim was consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana entitled In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3:12-md-2391).

The man claims in court documents that, at the time of his surgery, Biomet was aware of at least 100 adverse event reports linked to the use of the metal-on-metal hip implant.

In his lawsuit, the California man claims that the design of the 38mm-M2a his system is defective and has caused him to suffer serious injuries that will require him to undergo a revision surgery to remove the troublesome implant. In September 2011, the man says that he was diagnosed with elevated levels of cobalt.

Based on our previous reports, elevated levels of toxic metals, namely cobalt and chromium, generated by metal-on-metal hip implants can lead to serious and sometimes permanent injuries, such as organ and tissue damage. His complaint says that he will eventually have to undergo a revision surgery to remove the device.

Representing him in this lawsuit is the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, which represents numerous victims of metal-on-metal hip implant injuries and defects. This lawsuit is one of thousands that have been filed against makers of metal-on-metal hip implants, which have been found to be largely ineffective and the source of thousands of adverse event claims from recipients.

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