Metal on Metal Hip Replacement

Tens of thousands of patients who received metal hip implants have suffered crippling tissue and muscle damage, debilitating pain after hip replacement surgery, and the premature failure of their hip replacement implants.

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metal hip replacement complications

Patients who have received all-metal implants should be aware of the symptoms that may indicate that their device is not functioning properly.

Common symptoms include:

  • Regular and prolonged pain in the groin, hip, or leg;
  • Swelling at or near the hip joint; or
  • Numbness
  • A limp or a change in walking ability
  • Skin Rash
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Metallosis/ Blood Poisoning
  • Neurological changes such as auditory or visual impairments

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How metal hip implants Have Injured Patients

Friction created by the normal movement of the device causes the release of microscopic shavings and metal debris into surrounding tissue and blood. This can lead to a condition called metallosis, the build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body, which is characterized by painful inflammatory reactions in body tissue and a high blood-metal count.

Tens of thousands of patients who received metal hip implants have suffered crippling tissue and muscle damage, debilitating pain after hip replacement surgery, and the premature failure of their hip replacement implants. As a result, these hip replacement patients have had to undergo additional, painful, and costly operations (known as revision surgery) to remove the faulty metal implants and insert new devices.

Metal Hip Implants That Have Been Recalled

The DePuy ASR and certain DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II, Wright Profemur-Z hip system, and the Zimmer Durom Cup are all-metal implants or contain metal components that come in contact with each other, leading to friction that releases metallic particles.

Some of these metal hip implants were eventually recalled, taken off the market, or had their sales suspended by the manufacturer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

What are common complications associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements?

Metal-on-metal hip replacements can cause a range of complications, primarily due to the metal components wearing against each other and releasing metal particles into the body. This can lead to metallosis (metal poisoning), which manifests as pain, swelling, and problems with mobility. Additionally, patients might experience loosening of the implant, hip dislocation, or the need for revision surgery due to the failure of the device.

What should I do if I suspect my metal-on-metal hip replacement is failing?

If you believe your hip implant is failing or causing health issues, seek immediate medical evaluation to document the extent of your problems and discuss potential treatment options. It is also crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in medical device litigation. They can help you understand your legal rights, evaluate the strength of your case, and guide you through the process of filing a claim for compensation.

What type of compensation might I be entitled to in a lawsuit for injuries from a metal-on-metal hip replacement?

Victims of faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses for additional surgeries and treatments, pain and suffering, lost wages, and possibly punitive damages if negligence was involved in the design or manufacturing of the implant. The amount and type of compensation will depend on the specifics of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the impact on your quality of life.

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