Metal Hip Poisoning
Studies show that patients with a metal-on-metal hip implant such as the Biomet M2a Magnum face an increased risk of experiencing metallosis and other complications from their hip replacement device.
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that occurs when the metal cup and head components of the Biomet hip replacements grind together, causing metal debris to flake off of the implant over time. According to the British Medical Journal, this metal debris can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream.
Metal poisoning generally requires hip revision surgery to treat. Metallosis can result in tissue damage and can lead to heart, thyroid and nervous system problems in the future.
If you or a loved one experienced metal poisoning after being implanted with a faulty Biomet hip implant, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.