Once an innovative new technology growing in worldwide popularity, metal-on-metal hip implants are now the subject of significant scrutiny, plagued by defective designs, device recalls and product liability lawsuits filed on behalf of patients requiring revision surgery to remove or replace the implant. The components used in metal-on-metal hip implants are all made of metal materials like cobalt and chromium, and were designed that way to reduce the chances of device dislocation or fracture, and to decrease the risk of the components becoming worn during everyday use. However, mounting research has identified an increased risk of serious side effects associated with all-metal hip implants, which has led to many of the devices being recalled in the United States. If you believe you have been adversely affected by a defective hip implant, contact an experienced hip implant attorney for legal help.
Among the side effects potentially linked to metal-on-metal hip implants like the recalled DePuy ASR replacement system are the following:
If you have experienced any of these side effects, and you believe a dangerous metal-on-metal hip implant to be the cause, fill out the free case review form to discuss your legal options with a defective hip implant lawyer.
As new information comes to light about the risks associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, federal regulators are taking action to protect consumers from these potentially dangerous medical devices. To date, the following all-metal hip devices have been subjected to recalls due to higher-than-expected rates of device failure:
If you have been implanted with a recalled hip implant, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any resulting injuries and medical bills. Fill out the case review form now to speak to a defective hip implant attorney for free.
Prior to being recalled by the FDA, the DePuy ASR hip device was implanted in approximately 93,000 patients worldwide, with many pursuing legal action against the medical device maker after their device failed prematurely. If you received a DePuy ASR hip implant or another potentially defective artificial hip, and you have since suffered from implant failure, loosening or fracture requiring revision surgery, fill out the case review form to speak to a defective hip implant lawyer who has experience litigating such product liability cases. With a qualified hip implant attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.