Metal-on-metal hip implants were supposed to provide a boost to the quality of life for patients needing hip replacements. Sadly, thousands of those who received all-metal hip implants have suffered needlessly because these hip replacement systems possess dangerous design and manufacturing defects. While the recall of Johnson & Johnson's ASR Total Hip Replacement System made international headlines, all metal-on-metal hip replacements can bring life-threatening side effects.
Some hip replacement patients suffer a severe reaction from metal implants, potentially affecting their heart, nervous system or thyroid gland; others victims endure the pain and expense of replacing a metal hip implant whose durability fell far short of the manufacturer's claims.
At Simon Eisenberg & Baum, we help metal-on-metal hip implant recipients explore their legal options. Contact us for a free initial consultation with an experienced defective hip replacement lawyer. If you prefer, call us at 888-246-6083.
Hip Replacement Surgery Complications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is examining widespread complications caused by metal-on-metal hip implants. Specifically, it is weighing the risks and benefits of all-metal hip replacement systems because ample evidence suggests that the medical devices do more harm than good in thousands of patients. The government is also reviewing whether full-metal hip implants should be reclassified to represent the severe harm they can potentially cause people.
Complications caused by metal-on-metal hip implants include:
- Soft-tissue and bone destruction
- Pain in the groin, hip or leg
- Swelling at or near the hip joint
- Development of a limp or change in gait
- Severe reactions from metal ions
- Heart problems: chest pain and shortness of breath
- Nerve problems: numbness, weakness and changes in vision or hearing
- Thyroid problems: fatigue, weight gain and sensations of coldness
- Kidney problems: changes to urinary functions
If you or a loved one has suffered from side effects of an all-metal hip implant system, contact a defective hip implant recall lawsuit attorney to discuss your legal options.
Hip Replacement Lawyers Ready to Discuss Your Case
When medical device manufacturers rush to put a product on the market, they risk the safety of patients in the interest of profits. When the medical product turns out to be unsafe or defective, the device manufacturer is liable to victims and their families for the harm caused. At Simon, Eisenberg & Baum, we are passionate about helping defective hip replacement victims recover maximum compensation for their pain and injuries.
Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with a skilled hip replacement lawyer. Our dangerous medical product attorneys have the skills, experience and resources to give your hip implant lawsuit the best outcome possible.
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