Blog

FDA Issues Safety Warning for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

FDA Issues Safety Warning for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

There are currently hundreds of active lawsuits alleging injury due to problems’ with Biomet’s M2 a-Magnum metal-on-metal hip implants. The plaintiffs in these cases claim that Biomet’s hip implants have caused serious injury due to dangers inherent in the product. If you have suffered adverse side effects due the use of one of these devices, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Makarem & Associates is currently accepting clients who may have been injured by a Biomet hip implant and is available for free consultations.

The deterioration of your hip joint can cause pain, discomfort, and problems with mobility.  If you have hip problems that do not respond to more conservative forms of treatment such as physical therapy, you physician may recommend that you have hip replacement surgery.  One type of hip replacement device is known as a “metal-on-metal” hip implant, in which the ball and socket of the implant are both made of metal.

Earlier this year, the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication regard metal-on-metal hip implants. Because of the construction of these devices, the metal ball and the metal socket slide against one another when a person moves. Because of this friction, metal can be released into the areas surrounding the joint as well as into the bloodstream. Some of the problems that can occur as a result of faulty hip replacement devices include:

  • Hip pain
  • Dislocation of the joint
  • Misalignment of the implants
  • Clicking or squeaking of the hip
  • Swelling
  • Problems with mobility
  • Metal toxicity
  • Numbness
  • Leg length differential
  • Infection

If you have experienced any of these or other problems with your Biomet hip replacement device you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should contact the law firm of Makarem & Associates today for a free initial consultation. If you have a claim against Biomet, you may be able to recover money damages for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Other damages

Contact Makarem & Associates for a Free Consultation

The law firm of Makarem & Associates is currently representing clients who have suffered injury due to treatment with Biomet hip replacement devices. Working together with the Lanier Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping injured people recover and are committed to getting the highest possible settlement or award in each case we take. Ron Makarem has successfully represented plaintiffs in several product liability cases, recently obtaining a $1.5 million settlement for a product Olympic athlete. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today at (310) 312-0299 or via email at info@makaremlaw.com.