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Lawsuit Filed Against Biomet over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Biomet Inc, Biomet LLC, and Biomet Orthopedics alleging the Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant has caused the plaintiff pain and the need for revision surgery.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff recieved the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement in February 2011. A year later, the plaintiff allegedly had to undergo revision surgery to have the the defective implant removed due to severe pain and implant failure.

The lawsuit alleges that Biomet sold and continues to sell the M2a Magnum hip implant device despite having knowledge of the alledged defects of the device. The complaint also claims that Biomet failed to perform adequate testing of the device. The lawsuit says that more thann 350 adverse even reports associated with the Biomet hip replacement device have been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP report that metal-on-metal hip replacement devices have come under intense scrutiny lately because of reported complications that include a high failure rate; necrosis of surrounding tissue; increased levels of cobalt and chromium ions in the blood; osteolysis or bone loss; fluid collection/solid masses around the hip joint; pain at the site of the implant, which sometimes spread to the groin and back.

The lawsuit alleges the Biomet device caused servere and permanent injury, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Biomet over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant was posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 8:48 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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