Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuit

March 30, 2012

In the wake of multiple FDA recalls of hip replacement devices, many dissatisfied patients have responded by filing lawsuits against the large companies that manufacture these various hip implants. One woman in Texas has filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopedics, a prominent medical device company from Warsaw, Illinois. This lawsuit was filed after the plaintiff experienced multiple serious complications following treatment with a Biomet Hip Implant; she claims the metal-on-metal product was defective by both design and manufacturing. As a result she underwent pain in her hip and groin areas as well as problems walking and standing up, and inflammation.

Biomet Hip Implant Failure

Hip replacement surgery is supposed to last about fifteen years, but many patients treated with Biomet Hip Implants experience complications within a fraction of that time. Some patients begin to experience pain and discomfort almost immediately following treatment. Hip implant failure typically manefests as a combination of one or more of the following:

  • Pain
  • Grinding Sensation
  • Difficulty Transitioning Between Sitting and Standing
  • Metallosis (buildup of metal in body tissues)

When a Biomet Hip Implant fails, the patient must undergo what is called a “Revision Surgery” in order to avert further injury and/or complications. Many people may be unable to work as a result of their Biomet hip implant injuries; this fact coupled with requiring revision surgery becomes a highly expensive scenerio, so filing a Biomet lawsuit is one way to help manage these potential costs.

Biomet Hip Implant Recall

Hip implants made by Biomet Orthopedics have been the subject of recalls by the United States Food and Drug Administration on more than one occasion. In 2001, Biomet hip products were one of several products recalled due to their use of zirconia ceramic femoral heads, which came under fire for breaking under impact. In 2008, a Biomet hip implant product was the subject of another recall: this time it was the Modular Microplasty Cup Inserter.

File a Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuit: Talk to an Attorney

If you experienced pain, difficulty walking/standing, or needed revision surgery following treatment with a hip implant, you may have a potential Biomet Hip Implant lawsuit. Call the Willis Law Firm today for your free initial Biomet Hip Implant lawsuit consultation. Currently, our firm is accepting hip implant clients nationwide regarding the following companies:

  • Biomet
  • Zimmer
  • Wright
  • DePuy

All hip implant lawsuit cases are handled on a contingency fee basis; you will not be billed for attorney’s fees or other legal expenses unless a successful recovery is obtained. Call us today;  let us help you get the settlement you deserve.

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