Modern technology has provided us with a great number of advances that save, extend, and improve many lives. Pharmaceutical products have done some great things. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies have also put some products on the market that have been devastating for those who have used them. This is often because they rush products to the market before properly testing their safety.
One of the products that has recently come under heavy scrutiny is the Biomet hip implant. The Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant has come under fire due to the number of problems that it has caused those who use them. These problems include implant failure and metallosis, a form of metal contamination of body tissues. These serious problems have been blamed on the device’s metal-on-metal design. The design of the hip implant causes two components, a metal ball and a metal socket, to rub together and release tiny metal ions into the bone and tissue that surrounds the device.
Patients who have the implant have been found to have high levels of cobalt in their system. High levels of cobalt can lead to problems such as:
- Optic nerve damage
- Peripheral neuropathy
Pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable for their negligence. If you are suffering from problems caused by a hip implant or any other pharmaceutical product or device, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our office today at 800-800-5678 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with one of our experienced attorneys and to find out if you are eligible to join a class action lawsuit. The consultation is completely free and there is no obligation.