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Possible causes of pulmonary embolism

Posted on January 14, 2015 8:58 am under Defective Metal Hip Implants

For many years, more and more cases of adverse effects have been reported in relation to Biomet’s M2a and M2a-Magnum hip implants primarily due to its metal-on-metal design. According to several observations, its metallic components may shed debris that increases the risk of blood clot formation. Unfortunately, blood clots may travel and lodge into the lungs, resulting in a condition called pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism may cause pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, and sometimes even death. Aside from a defective Biomet hip implant, other possible causes of pulmonary embolism are:

  • Underlying medical conditions, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • Prolonged sitting or standing, or being bedridden
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking

To learn how you may take legal action against the manufacturer of an ill-designed Biomet hip implant, consult with a Madison-based personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.