Metal on Metal Hip Implants
An experienced hip implant injury lawyer can protect your legal rights
Metal on metal hip implants are linked to serious side effects. Some patients who have received a metal-on-metal hip device have experienced hip failure and required a second surgery. Furthermore, these hip replacement devices may leak toxic chemicals into the body, which can lead to serious and potentially fatal conditions such as cancer or degenerative heart disease (cardiomyopathy). The friction from the metal devices rubbing against each other can release metal shavings into the blood stream.
Did you or someone you know experience problems related to a metal-on-metal hip device? If yes, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced eastern Tennessee metal-on-metal hip replacement lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.
Metal on metal hip implant side effects
The following are a few painful side effects linked to the hip implants:
- Mobility loss
- Metal sensitivity
- Allergic reaction to metal
- Groin pain
- Bone loss
- Breakdown of tendons, muscles and other soft tissues in and around the hip joint
Artificial metal on metal hips includes the Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems made by DePuy Orthopaedics. Generally, younger patients have received a hip resurfacing (metal on metal) as an alternative to conventional total hip replacement. Patients over 70 have received the ASR XL Acetabular System, a metal-on-metal hip replacement option.
After receiving more than 1,300 complaints about metal-on-metal hip replacements, the Food and Drug Administration in 2011 issued a public health warning. They raised concerns about devices containing a metal ball and metal socket.
Contact a hip replacement lawyer
An injury due to a defective hip replacement device calls for aggressive representation. Contact Meade Injury Law Group, serving Greeneville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Elizabethton and other communities throughout Tennessee. A metal on metal hip replacement lawyer is ready to put experience and resources to work for patients who have been affected by defective hip implants.
Call (423) 464-7779 for your free consultation.