Biomet Hip Replacement Failure Lawsuits

Are you in Texas? Were you injured in by a defective Biomet hip replacement?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any injury or death and determining any possible claims.

Biomet is one of the manufacturers of a widely used complete metal-on-metal hip replacement implant system. Johnson & Johnson actually manufactures another widely used hip replacement implant through its “DePuy Orthopaedics” owned subsidiary company. Biomet and J&J’s hip replacement implant businesses have another thing in common: Both manufacturers are defending themselves against damages lawsuits alleging that their hip replacement systems were defectively designed and/or manufactured and caused many, many people serious personal injury.

If you have been injured by an allegedly defective hip replacement, call the San Antonio Hip Replacement Failure Lawyers at Carabin Shaw. We can help you find out what damages, if any, you are entitled to. Your consultation is free and all injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis.

The M2A Magnum Hip Replacement System

A huge group of claims and lawsuits against Biomet, every one of which allege serious damages resulting from the company’s M2a Magnum metal to metal Hip Replacement System, were, by Court order, consolidated into what is known as a “multidistrict” litigation case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in or about autumn 2012.

The 2001 Dated Recall of Hip Implants Allegedly Containing the Components which are Potentially Defective

More than 10 years ago, well before the M2a Magnum Hip System at issue was actually approved by the FDA, Biomet was in Court dealing with legal problems resulting from other of its hip implant products: Biomet voluntarily recalled its hip prostheses which included potentially defective components, zirconia ceramic thigh bone (femoral) heads.

Following up on good quality reports detailing broken hip implant components, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a recall, in 2001, of a certain specific components of the hip-implants: thigh bone (femoral) heads manufactured by the French company St. Gobain Desmarquest. Eight different American orthopedic companies, which included Biomet, were found using the allegedly defective components as part of their total replacement hips then. If you have had a hip replacement, call the Hip Replacement Failure Attorneys in San Antonio at Carabin Shaw. We will know if your particular implanted materials are potentially defective. Even if you haven’t had any problems yet, you should be on the lookout for any that may come up and what may be the cause. Let us help. We are ready and standing by for your call.

Recall Involving Femoral Heads from Zirconia Ceramic

In 2001 St. Gobain Desmarquest recalled its femoral heads made of zirconia ceramic. This part was included as a component in several hip implant brands. The recall was based upon reports that these femoral heads sometimes fractured between 13 and 27 months after they were implanted. As this rate was unacceptably high rate, recall was mandated. Most replacement hips last 15 years, 20 years or longer.

In response to this manufacturer’s femoral-head recall, and after a number of lawsuits by several different law firms, such as the San Antonio Hip Replacement Lawyers at Carabin Shaw, eight different American manufacturers who used these allegedly faulty devices as component parts of their hip replacement systems felt obligated to issue voluntary product recalls of the inventories of these femoral heads which were not yet implanted. Biomet was one of those companies. The others included DePuy Orthopedics, Stryker Orthopedics, Osteoimplant Technology, Inc., Encore Orthopedics, Apex Surgical and Smith & Nephew.

However, this recall only covered unimplanted hip components. Therefore it is very possible that some patients got the part with the defect before it was recalled off the market.

Hip Replacement Failure Symptoms

The basic symptoms which someone suffering from hip replacement failure would notice include:

  • Pain in the hip or hips;
  • The hip region generates a grinding sensation; and
  • An audible popping sound immediately before any hip replacement fails.

Surgery is absolutely necessary if any hip replacement system manufactured by any company fails. Damages always follow these surgeries. Call the Hip Replacement Failure Attorneys in San Antonio at Carabin Shaw for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorney to see, at no charge or obligation to you, if you have a case against one of the manufacturers and how to proceed from here.

Are you in Texas? Were you injured in by a defective bio-met hip replacement?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any injury or death and determining any possible claims.

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