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Biomet Magnum Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed

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Vincent Pizzitolo has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Biomet Orthopedics, LLC after the Biomet Magnum hip replacement system he received in December 2007 had to be replaced in January 2010 because of a premature failure.

According to the lawsuit, the metal-on-metal Biomet Magnum hip replacement device was defectively designed, and Pizzitolo alleges the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of serious and debilitating injury associated with the device.

As with most metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the metal parts in the Biomet Magnum can rub against each other and shed particulate debris into the blood stream and nearby tissue, potentially causing a dangerous condition called metallosis.

Pizzitolo is joins a growing number of people filing lawsuits against Biomet over the Magnum hip, with many alleging the implants cause high levels of chromium and cobalt to enter the body and cause tissue damage, bone loss, genetic damage, local necrosis, and inflammatory reactions as well as many other problems.

The FDA has requested that metal-on-metal device makers provide information regarding the amount of the metal shed into the body, at what level the metal becomes dangerous, and to detail the side effects of metal poisoning. disclaimer: This article: Biomet Magnum Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 8:26 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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