Metallosis From Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits
A dangerous medical condition associated with hip replacement surgery is metallosis.
Over time, metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants can grind together, shedding metal particles into the body. This causes metal poisoning, or metallosis, which is marked by symptoms including bone and tissue death, severe pain, and failure of the hip implant.
Most hip implants are made of cobalt and chromium, which are advertised to be very resistant to erosion. However, studies have indicated that some patients have experienced symptoms of metallosis as little as five years after receiving the implant.
Individual tolerances to cobalt and chromium levels vary, therefore symptoms do as well. These are some of the more common symptoms associated with metallosis:
- Visual impairment
- Auditory impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Nerve problems
- Heart failure
- Thyroid problems
- Skin rashes
- Loosening of the implant
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, recalled in August 2010; the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the DePuy Pinnacle, the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
Can I File A Metallosis Hip Implant Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about has suffered metallosis as a result of hip replacement surgery. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by these dangerous devices. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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How Do I Start A Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hip replacement lawsuit claims.