Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, BioMet Hip Replacement Help (http://biomethiplawyers.com/). The site will serve as a source for news and legal information for patients and their families who have experienced complications after receiving a BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement.
In January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning* stating that metal-on-metal hip replacements, such as the BioMet M2a Magnum, can increase the risk of severe complications including hip implant loosening, bone and tissue damage, metal poisoning and premature device failure.
According to court documents, nearly 500 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation currently underway in Indiana. The pending lawsuits allege that the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet hip replacement can lead to metallosis, a form of metal poisoning, or early device failure. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
A February 2012 study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery states that patients with metal-on-metal hip devices also face an increased risk for developing inflammatory lesions within periprosthetic tissues, also known as pseudotumors. Researchers reported that 59% of patients in the study developed pseudotumors from their hip replacement devices.
The BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacements were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, a process which allows devices to come to market without first undergoing human clinical trials. In January 2013, the FDA issued a proposed order** that would make all metal-on-metal hip replacements ineligible for 510(k) approvals.
Patients who have experienced hip implant loosening, metal poisoning, tissue damage or premature device failure after receiving a BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For more information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com) represents individuals experiencing complications from BioMet hip replacements, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, Stryker and DePuy hip replacements, GranuFlo acid concentrates and other defective drugs and medical devices.