Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

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Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

Several hip implant manufacturers face lawsuits resulting from complications that recipients of metal on metal hip replacements have suffered from.  DePuy and other manufacturers have faced nearly 11,000 lawsuits already.  Some manufacturers have already issued voluntary recalls on their devices.  If you or a loved one has an implant from one of the following manufacturers or devices, you may be entitled to compensation for any complications.  If you are unsure of the device name or manufacturer but have suffered complications from an implant, call (888) 685-7689 for a free consultation.

Manufacturer – Defective Device

  • Depuy – ASR XL Acetabular System,ASR Hip Resurfacing System
  • Zimmer – Holdings’ Durom Cup
  • Stryker – ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
  • Smith & Nephew – R3 Acetabular System
  • Biomet – M2a Metal-on-Metal Hip Devices
  • Wright Medical – Technology’s Conserve Plus

Metal on Metal Hip Implants

As the population in the United States ages, hip implants have become a more common procedure to increase mobility and reduce pain from deteriorating hip joints. A large portion of these implants are now being done with Metal on Metal (MoM) devices. The manufacturers advertised MoM implants as more durable and longer lasting than older models made of ceramic or plastic. Victims claim these defective products caused numerous side effects that the companies failed to warn the public about. Many of these MoM devices have failed prematurely; some requiring costly and painful revision surgeries to remove and replace the defective device.

Common Complications Include:

  • Metal Poisoning (Metallosis)
  • Decreased Mobility
  • Bone Damage
  • Infections
  • Hip Joint Failure
  • Inflammation and Swelling
  • Loosening of the Device
  • Nausea
  • Severe Pain in Hip, Groin, or Thigh

Filing a Lawsuit

Several hip implant manufacturers face lawsuits due to serious side effects and complications from their metal on metal devices. Filing a lawsuit may entitle you to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering as well as lost wages. DePuy and other manufacturers have faced nearly 15,000 lawsuits already.  Some companies, such as Stryker, Zimmer and Depuy, have already issued recalls on their devices. Many companies have issued release forms for patients to sign.  Be wary of signing these forms as they may limit your ability to file a legal claim for compensation.

What Can You Do?

If you or a loved one has an implant from one of the previous manufacturers or devices, you may be entitled to compensation.  If you are unsure of the device name or manufacturer but have suffered complications from an implant we may still be able to help. Please, call (888) 685-7689 for a free consultation.