Have you experienced complications after hip surgery? If you or a loved one have a metal on metal hip implant, you may have cause for concern.
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.
Hip Implant Failure
Metal-on-metal implants are prone to breakage caused by the friction of their metallic parts rubbing against each other. This hip implant 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 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
What Should I Do?
Talk With Your Doctor
If you’re experiencing any of the above hip failure symptoms, call your doctor immediately. If you’ve discussed your symptoms with your doctor, your next step is to contact our qualified defective hip attorneys. We will evaluate your case for free and identify if you have a qualified claim for compensation.
Identify Which Hip You Have
The following manufacturers have devices with recalls and failures. Pope McGlamry is litigating cases for these defective hip implants and can help you figure out which hip you have and whether you’re eligible for compensation:
Contact Pope McGlamry
Our experienced hip law firm offers confidential & free case reviews to discuss your unique situation. 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.