Navigation Links
Law Firm Issues Biomet Hip Infographic Warning Consumers About the Dangers of Biomet Hip Implants
Date:3/10/2013

(PRWEB) March 10, 2013

In 1994, Biomet introduced its line of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems including the M2a-Ringloc, M2a-Taper, M2a-38, and M2a-Magnum. According to the press release “The Performance of Modern All-Metal Bearings” from Biomet Orthopedics, over 110,000 patients were implanted with the M2a-Magnum from 1999 to 2009.* The Chicago Tribune reported that this hip device is the second most popular metal-on-metal hip implant after the DePuy ASR.** Biomet advertises on its website that the M2a-Magnum hip replacement system is durable and stable and that the metal-on-metal design helps the device resist wear and the large diameter head provides potentially greater motion and stability.***

The results of recent medical studies have shed new light on important safety information regarding metal-on-metal hip implants and large diameter heads. An article published in the British Medical Journal has raised concerns about the durability of metal-on-metal hip implants. The British Medical Journal article reported that total hip replacement surgeries using metal-on-metal devices failed at a rate of 13.6 percent compared to hip devices made of other materials, which failed at a rate of 4.9 percent.**** In another study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 39 percent of patients implanted with large diameter head metal-on-metal hip implants developed pseudotumors.*****

“The Biomet infographic was released by our law firm in order to raise patient awareness about injuries that may be caused by metal-on-metal implants,” said attorney Paul d’Oliveira. “The tort system is intended to compensate innocent patients for injuries caused by doctors implanting a device or a defective device itself.”

The Biomet Hip infographic lists possible side effects as well as providing patients with information on medical studies about metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. Additionally, the infographic provides information about a recent settlement between Biomet and the Security Exchange Commission for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.******

Visit the Biomet webpage and view the infographic HERE!

If you or a loved one has experienced metal-on-metal side effects from the Biomet M2a-Magnum, you may want to speak with a lawyer regarding a potential claim. A personal injury attorney familiar with new developments regarding Biomet devices may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C, is working with some of the leading metal-on-metal lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.

Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

Sources:

  • biomet.com/campaign/trueAlternativeBearings/BOI04401ThePerformance.pdf
** articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-12/business/sns-rt-us-johnsonandjohnson-implantsbre86b060-20120711_1_metal-on-metal-hip-asr-mindy-tinsley
*** biomet.com/patients/m2a_magnum.cfm
**** bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e1410
***** ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22628588
****** sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-50.htm

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10512350.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCSF chancellor issues call-to-arms to patient advocates
2. Radiologists rank themselves as less than competent on health policy issues
3. Genetic abnormalities in benign or malignant tissues predict relapse of prostate cancer
4. FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert
5. Quality of care, other issues may cause worse results in black prostate cancer surgery patients
6. U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines
7. Internists in Washington to discuss patient and professional issues in meetings on Capitol Hill
8. Cheaper drug could lead to serious eye issues
9. Insulite Labs announces the launch of the PCOS Inspiration Hour, a one hour virtual gathering place for women with PCOS and other women’s health issues to come together.
10. LawyersandSettlements.com Issues Report on Prostate Health Claim Lawsuits and Propecia Side Effect Litigation
11. What Men Should Know About Veins: Varicose Veins and Venous Disease are Real Medical Issues
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... With the opioid epidemic now ... excessive levels of alcohol use. Alcohol and its misuse causes long-term consequences for ... the susceptibility to strokes in those 65 years and older. In addition, there ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... process that selects DNA or RNA from a random library of sequences depending ... used as drugs or diagnostic agents. SELEX selection is commonly performed using filters, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... hired award-winning creative director Joe Ferrazano to serve in the newly created position ... will be overseeing the agency’s creative efforts in the Chicago and LA offices. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... Elizabeth Murray has always loved walking one to two miles a day. ... and one on her arm. But she got to the point where she could ... , The valves of the heart wouldn’t close properly resulting in mitral regurgitation, where ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Excessive panting in the car ... anxiety. "Pet owners often think anxiety only manifests itself as trembling or ‘tail ... ways, and there’s things that be done about it,” says Dr. Jim Lowe, technical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 Norgine B.V. ... einen entscheidenden Meilenstein durch diese Veröffentlichung zur  ... Handeln, um Patientenresultate  bei Verdauungs- und Lebererkrankungen ... im Verständnis der Hepatischen Enzephalopathie bei und ... Hepatische Enzephalopathie in der Öffentlichkeit zu schaffen ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage Change, 2015  ... India 7.3, , Source: IMF and TechSci Research   ... Brazil , Russia , India ... registered the fastest GDP growth during the first decade of the 21 st ... Brazil and Russia , along with ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2, 2016  While nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) ... on their health, only about half report taking any ... results of a new survey announced today by Hologic ... of National Osteoporosis Month, Hologic is raising awareness of ... 56 million Americans. Osteoporosis is a disease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: