The Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant is the latest metal-on-metal hip implant to come under scrutiny for design defects. As with other metal-on-metal devices, the Biomet M2a Magnum implant includes chromium and cobalt in the femoral head and the acetabular cup. When implanted in the hip, these two components are in direct contact. The friction caused by the two metal surfaces rubbing against each other while in motion may shed metal fragments and ions into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream. This can cause tissue damage, inflammatory reactions, bone loss, necrosis and metallosis.
On Oct. 2, 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all federal Biomet Magnum hip lawsuits be consolidated into the Northern District of Indiana for a multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceeding. Kaiser Gornick LLP attorneys are pursuing cases relating to Biomet Magnum devices in the Biomet MDL.
If you received a Biomet M2a device and were injured as a result, we may be able to help you seek compensation for the resulting losses.