Hip Replacement Complication Attorneys

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Have you experienced complications after hip surgery? If you or a loved one have a metal-on-metal hip replacement, you may have cause for concern. Metal-on-metal implants account for one-third of the 250,000+ hip replacements each year. When defective, these implants can shed particles into the body, causing serious problems like metal poisoning or metallosis. Explore our lawsuits against orthopedic manufacturers below.

The defective design of Conserve & Profemur Wright implants has caused hundreds of revision surgeries and over two hundred complaints filed with the FDA.
Patients implanted with defective Exactech hip and knee devices may experience pain, infection, injury, bone tissue loss, and may also require revision surgery.
Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate, ABG II, and Accolade TMZF hip systems after they showed signs of corrosion. The LFIT V40 Head is also speculated to cause the same issues.
Thousands of people implanted with Johnson & Johnson's DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement devices have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer after being injured from painful complications and problems.

What Causes Hip Replacement Failure?

Metal-on-metal hip implants are prone to breakage caused by the friction of their metallic parts rubbing against each other. This design defect leads to wear which results in debris being discharged into 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.

Symptoms of a Defective Hip Replacement

  • Hip, leg, or groin pain
  • Swelling around the hip joint
  • Impaired kidney function
  • Hearing or vision impairments
  • Skin rashes
  • Grinding, squeaking, and popping sounds from the hip joint
  • Thyroid problems, including general discomfort, fatigue, and weight gain
  • Feelings of depression
  • Cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle

What should I do if I have a faulty hip replacement?

1. Talk to your doctor. If you start to experience pain or instability around your hip replacement, there’s a chance your hip device could be defective. Your first priority should always be your health and safety: take note of your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor.

2. Have an experienced attorney review your case. The attorneys at Pope McGlamry are experts in hip replacement lawsuits and have delivered significant compensation for their clients. Contact us today and we’ll get started on your free case evaluation.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Hip Replacement Cases?

As with many product liability cases, there is a statute of limitations on hip replacement cases. This means there is a limited time period within which a lawsuit must be filed after the alleged hip implant injury occurred. This period can vary from state to state and can be impacted by other related laws, so it’s important to reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.

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