Particle Debris From Hip Implant Surgery Lawsuits
Most hip implants are composed of metal components that rub and grind together when the patient uses their legs.
The friction caused by the metal often produce debris that can be dangerous to the body. Depending on what the hip implant is composed of, different types of debris can be produced. Each type of material can lead to different complications.
Metal on metal (MoM) hip implants generally produced cobalt and titanium debris, which can lead to metal poisoning, or metallosis. Another form of hip implant uses plastic components, which can generate polyethylene debris. This can lead to a condition known as osteolysis.
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.
Particle Debris Hip Implant Lawsuits
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about has suffered complications from particle debris as a result of hip implant 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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