In 2008, Biomet Orthopedics announced a recall on its Modular Microplasty Cup Inserter hip implant. This was not the first time that a Biomet Hip product was removed from the medical device market following a large number of customer complaints. In only 2001, Biomet was one of several companies affected by a recall on zirconia ceramic femoral heads. Both recalls were issued due to higher than normal failure rates among patients. The Modular Microplasty Cup Inserter, used for hip prosthesis, was reported to be at a high risk of breaking under impact. Many lawsuits have been filed against the Biomet Company as well as several other makers of Hip Implant devices including: Zimmer, DePuy, and Wright. A Biomet hip implant product liability lawsuit is one way of managing the large expenses that can come with treating a hip implant failure.
A Texas woman filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopedics after experiencing complications from her M2A Magnum hip replacement system. This plaintiff claims that her metal-on-metal hip implant failed alarmingly soon after her initial treatment. This Biomet Hip Implant lawsuit alleges that the Biomet product was defectively designed as well as manufactured. In this case, treatment with a Biomet Hip Implant resulted in hip and groin pain, inflammation, trouble walking and standing, as well as other hip implant failure complications.
Hip replacement (surgery with a hip implant) is supposed to last for around 15 years; many patients treated with a Biomet Hip Implant experience complications and/or hip implant failure within only a few years. In the lawsuit mentioned above, the patient experienced complications almost immediately following the surgery. Zirconia Ceramic Femoral Head, the Biomet Hip Implant piece that was the subject of the 2001 recall, demonstrated a high fracture rate. When this type of Biomet hip implant failure occurs, patients will likely experience a grinding feeling. The United States Food and Drug Administration has requested that Biomet collect more data regarding metallosis, another condition that can occur due to hip implant complications.
If you or a loved one experienced hip implant failure after treatment with a Biomet, DePuy, Wright, or Zimmer hip replacement, you may have a legal right to financial compensation. Call the Willis Law Firm, so that we can help you assess whether a Biomet Hip Implant Recall Lawsuit is the right choice for you. All hip implant clients are taken on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay unless a recovery is obtained. Currently, our firm is evaluating hip implant cases nationwide.