Hip Injury Recovery Lawyers

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 Hip Replacements

Biomet manufactured a large number of products for hip replacements before it was acquired by its competitor company Zimmer. A number of Biomet’s hip replacement implants improved patient’s lives, but one particular set of its products didn’t work as expected. Biomet’s metal-on-metal designed hip implants actually cost the company many millions of dollars in compensation and litigation costs.

Injured by a Biomet hip implant? One of Carabin Shaw’s San Antonio Biomet Hip Recovery Lawyers can help.

The M2a Magnum line of hip implants contained metal-on-metal designs which proved to be a problem. The M2a Magnum line caused various complications, one of the worst of which is metallosis. This is a scientific word which describes metal poisoning which happens when particles of metal get “shed off” of the implant into the patient’s blood stream.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) got hundreds and hundreds of complications reported by patients and doctors who received or implanted the M2a Replacement Hip product line. Despite this, these devices were actually never subject to a recall. Many thousands of people filed claims and lawsuits against Biomet, and the manufacturer settled many of these cases in 2014. Even with that, at least 450 suits were still active and pending against Biomet, and thus its successor company, in or about March 2017. Carabin Shaw’s San Antonio Biomet Hip Recovery Lawyers are ready to file your suit, if needed, today. Give us a call and we can get you your best chance at the full, legally available, recovery you deserve.

M2a Magnum Hip Replacement Implants

Biomet began selling and marketing its very lucrative M2a line of hip implant products in 1996. The product line began with the RingLoc M2a. Over 10 years, from 1999 to 2009, at least 110,000 M2a hip replacement devices got put into patients by their surgeons. Biomet initially claimed that the proprietary M2a design increased the hip replacement’s long-term performance compared to other models, decreased dislocation rates and permitted a wider range of motion to the patient.

The M2a Magnum Metal Articulation hip replacement was put on the American market in 2004 and became one of Biomet’s bestselling hip devices. After releasing this device, all Biomet M2a implants were brought together under the brand name M2a Magnum.

M2a implants were specifically designed for healthy, active people. They had a larger head diameter and had the potential to have up to 160 degree range of motion. The problem with the larger heads is that the metal surface area rubbing against the metal inside of the joint is larger. This increases day to day wear on the surfaces. That means that more particles of metal can get released into the surrounding tissues and the blood stream.

At least 450 negative patient outcomes where report to the FDA involving Magnum implants by doctors and patients. Complications included swelling, pain, devices failing prematurely and device fractures which required surgery to perform a revision procedure.

The Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Carabin Shaw’s Hip Injury Recovery Attorneys in San Antonio filed a number of the many suits filed over these implants. After many lawsuits were filed in many different Federal jurisdictions, in October 2012, the Federal Courts consolidated all Biomet M2a Magnum lawsuits regarding hip implants in the Northern District of Indiana. The Court presided over litigation known legally as “Multidistrict Litigation No. 2391.”

Multidistrict litigation is sometimes used in large nationwide cases to consolidate similar lawsuits and improve the efficiency of court handling of the many cases. At least 2,663 people filed individual lawsuits within the MDL framework.

In or about January 2014, Biomet formally agreed to a settlement of all M2a Magnum cases for a combined total payout of $56 million. That added up to a basic award to each plaintiff of $200,000.

The award was subject to a number of discounts based upon time of implantation, time from implantation to failure and other factors.

These cases go on outside the MDL case. Carabin Shaw’s Hip Injury Recovery Attorneys in San Antonio are still taking and filing these hip implant cases. They are now filed against Zimmer-Biomet, the successor corporation to the original manufacturer. If you have any real problems with a metal on metal hip implant, call us today. We offer you a free no obligation case consultation to determine if you have a good claim against someone we can sue. We take all of our injury cases on a contingency fee basis so if we don’t get you a recovery, you don’t owe us a legal fee. Call us today at Carabin Shaw.

Biomet Hip Injury Recovery Lawyers

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.

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