Faulty and defective metal-on-metal hip implant devices are responsible for causing serious adverse health effects in patients. In addition, to causing severe pain and suffering, these defective hip replacement systems may require recipients to undergo costly and dangerous revision surgery.
If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving a defective hip replacement system, you should
Background & Overview
The average hip replacement system is designed to enable the recipient to regain their quality of life. Metal-on-metal hip replacements not only take the place of bones with diminished dexterity, but they enable patients to utilize a greater range of motion than originally experienced. Unfortunately, defective metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are to be considered compromised and extremely dangerous. Patients who have received a faulty hip replacement system may be subject to excruciating pain or costly revision surgery. Because of these reasons, orthopedic companies have been informed of numerous defective hip replacement lawsuits filed against them.
Defective Hip Replacement Side Effects
Defective hip replacement system side effects include:
- Discomfort, dislocation, and clicking sounds in the area of the implant
- Difficulty walking
- Reduced range of motion
- Release of metal ions, which can cause severe nerve and brain damage
- Implant failure
- Revision surgery
Hip Replacement Defects
Metal-on-metal hip replacement systems consists of metallic ball and socket components that utilize each others movements for wider ranges of motion. However, metal pieces, like the ones previously described, wear and diminish over a period of time and create minute shavings that can cause excruciating pain. Many patients may react adversely to these shavings, causing fluid to gather in the joint and muscles surrounding it. If left untreated or neglected, this reaction may cause severe pain and swelling around the joint which can damage muscles, bones, and nerves around the hip area.
Additional reasons for defective hip replacement injuries include:
- Loosening: When the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the correct position
- Fracture: Where the bone around the implant may have broken
- Dislocation: Where the two parts of the implant that move against each other are no longer aligned.
Hip Implant Recall
The risks associated with defective metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have recently caused leading healthcare providers to recall potentially dangerous products.
Many defective hip replacement systems were recalled because a large percentage of patients required additional revision surgery to correct problems that were caused by faulty components. The reported failure rate, which was about twice the average rate, may cause excruciating pain in patients.
Do I have a Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in defective hip replacement lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip replacement system, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.