Have you experienced complications after hip surgery? If you or a loved one have had a metal on metal hip implant, check with our hip attorneys to see if the device has been recalled, or is defective by calling (877) 285-7656 or by submitting a free case evaluation online. Metal on metal hip implants account for one-third of the 250,000+ hip replacements each year. When defective, these implants can shed metal particles into the body, causing serious problems like metal poisoning or metallosis.
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Hip Replacement Problems
Metal-on-metal implants are prone to breakage caused by the friction of their metallic parts rubbing against each other. This design defect leads to metal wear which results in metal debris being discharged in the joint. These tiny metal particles can contaminate a patient’s bloodstream and cause tissue necrosis, a condition known as metallosis and referred to commonly as metal toxicity.
Hip Implant Failure Symptoms
According to the FDA, side effects or symptoms of metal toxicity include:
- Hip, leg, or groin pain
- Swelling around the hip joint
- Grinding, squeaking, and popping sounds from the hip joint
- Impaired kidney function
- Hearing or vision impairments
- Skin rashes
- Thyroid problems, including general discomfort, fatigue, and weight gain
- Feelings of depression
- Cardiomyopathy, which is a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle
If you’re experiencing any of the above hip replacement complications, call your doctor immediately. If you have a failed hip, reach out to our defective hip attorneys for a free case evaluation or submit the above case review form and our team will get back to you.
Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Manufacturers of defective hip implants have issued multiple warnings and recalls for their products, however, these defective products have already resulted in lawsuits across the country. Studies show that approximately one in 12 recipients of metal-on-metal hip replacements will require corrective surgery within just five years of receiving the implant.
Hip replacement lawsuit settlement amounts vary depending on the status of the litigation and the type of defective hip. You can find specific hip settlement information on the respective hip device pages. To stay up to date on the latest hip settlement news, follow us on social media or check our Defective Hip Implant News.
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Our experienced hip law firm offers confidential case reviews to discuss your unique case and ensure you receive the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured by a complication related to a defective hip implant, please contact our legal team as soon as possible.