Have you undergone hip replacement surgery and either experienced complications or required a hip revision surgery? These hip replacements can cause metal poisoning or metallosis. You may be eligible for financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. We are currently accumulating cases and working with some of the more experienced hip replacement lawyers around the country, who can file a Hip Replacement Lawsuit on your behalf and there is no fee unless you receive a settlement or award. Contact us for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
What is a Metal on Metal (MoM) Artificial Hip Replacement?
Metal on Metal hip replacement was introduced over the last few decades because, the manufacturer’s claimed that these had lower wear and tear rates compared to the more conventional non-metal on metal hip replacement devices. Over 1 million of these devices have been implanted worldwide. Unfortunately, the manufacturers did not adequately test these implants and now thousands of patients have been required to undergo a second hip implant corrective surgery.
Why Are There Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits?
Metal on Metal Hip lawsuits are being filed around the country seeking financial compensation for victims for problems associated with several different types of all metal hip implants. The most common complications are:
- Metallosis or Metal Blood Poisoning
- Loosening of the Hip Implant
- Fracture of the Hip Implant
- Damage to Surrounding Tissue
What is Metallosis?
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that can result from joint replacement devices, such as metal on metal (MoM) hip implants. Metallosis can potentially happen when the components of the hip implant rub together resulting in the release of cobalt and chromium ions into the surrounding tissues and into the bloodstream. When this happens, it can cause serious soft tissue damage to surrounding tissues.
What Are the Most Common Complications from Metal on Metal Hips?
- Joint Pain (in the hip area)
- Loosening of the Implant
- Hip Implant Failure
- Deterioration of Bone
- Tissue Necrosis (death of body tissue)
- Pseudotumors (cysts)
- Osteolysis (destruction or disappearance of bone tissue)
- Mental/Cognitive Problems
- Severe Headaches
- Nervous System Problems
What Are the Most Common Defective Hip Implants Involved In Hip Replacement Lawsuits?
Almost all brands of hip replacement devices have been involved in recalls and lawsuits but the primary brands are:
- Smith & Nephew
How Can I find Out What Type of Hip Implant Was Used in My Surgery?
It is very easy and we will be glad to help you if you need us to. We typically advise people to contact their orthopedic surgeon and ask what type of device was used and to obtain a copy of the surgical report, which should include the product ID sticker page. Also, the billing information from your insurance company may include the type of implant you were given.
Why Call Us?
The main reason is because we are working with some of the more experienced metal on metal hip lawyers around the country, who are filing metal on metal lawsuits for victims. We feel these companies were negligent in not properly testing their product and for also misleading many people into thinking these metal on metal hip implants would not only last longer, but also were just as safe as the conventional non-metal on metal hip implants.
Feel free to call us at 1-800-992-6878 or contact us online for a free and no obligation case evaluation. We are happy to help you get the compensation you deserve.