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Although Biomet voluntarily recalled the Biomet hip replacement in 2001, several lawsuits have been filed against them due to the higher than usual failure rate of the zirconia ceramic head. Patients injured by the Biomet hip replacement sought to hold Biomet liable for failing to warn of the risks and for failing to adequately test the device before making it available to so many patients. Studies show that the all metal on metal hip replacement devices are linked to a higher rate of premature failure, requiring revision surgery. In a recent case, a New York patient and litigant was forced to undergo revision surgery after only one year of implantation.