Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Metal-on-metal hip replacement procedures have become a popular hip replacement option among orthopedic specialists over the years due to its extreme durability, as this form of hip implant is less likely to wear out over time compared to those made of other materials. In such a procedure, both the hip replacement’s ball and socket are made out of metal.
Unfortunately, the failure of metal-on-metal implants produced by manufacturers such as Stryker, Zimmer and DePuy have resulted in numerous complaints of severe pain and serious injuries, as well as the need for additional surgeries.
Since both surfaces of metal-on-metal hip implants are made of metal, friction between the surfaces may cause metal ions or dust to shed as the joint moves and the implant is used. The dust or ions may, over time, build up in the tissues that surround the joint. In certain cases, these metallic particles may also enter the bloodstream.
Problems arising from metal-on-metal hip implants include pain and swelling, infections, tissue damage, shortness of breath, joint dislocation, loosening of the hip implant, reduced ability to bear weight on the hip or walk, and serious health conditions such as metallosis, chromium poisoning, and cobalt poisoning.
Individuals in the state of Florida or elsewhere in the country who have developed a serious health condition due to a metal-on-metal hip implant procedure may have the grounds to join one of the many hip replacement class action lawsuits in order to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. At the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, our team of legal professionals can help clients assess their Zimmer, Stryker and DePuy hip recall case and join the lawsuit.
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