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What to Do if Your Hip Implant is Bothering You
People turn to hip implants when they can no longer bear the everyday pain they’ve very likely been experiencing for years. Unfortunately, many of these people who receive metal-on-metal implants still have to deal with severe discomfort rather than finding the relief they expected. If you have received an implant and you’re suffering complications, you should seriously consider speaking with an attorney once you’ve had a talk with your doctor.
Metal-on-Metal Implant Issues
Metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with many complications. One of the most common is an issue known as metallosis, which occurs when tiny pieces of metal wear off of an implant and enter the tissues surrounding the implant and the bloodstream. This can lead to not only swelling and pain near the hip, but also problems in other areas of the body.
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that metal-on-metal implants posed such a high risk of failure they shouldn’t be used. Some of the world’s largest manufacturers of these devices, including Stryker Orthopaedics, DePuy Orthopaedics and Zimmer Holdings, issued recalls due to complications and failure rates.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Plaintiffs in lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective metal-on-metal hip implants allege that the companies failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the potential dangers of these devices. These companies, plaintiffs allege, put profits before the health of their customers.
At Baron & Budd, we firmly believe that device manufacturers must be held accountable when they introduce dangerously defective products to the market. If you or someone close to you received a metal-on-metal hip implant and suffered complications, we may be able to help. Please call 866-520-2755 or complete our contact form to learn more.