Metal On Metal Hip Implant Failures

McSweeneyLangevinBlueRedHipHip replacement attorneys Rhett McSweeney and David Langevin are providing free legal consultations to individuals and families harmed as a result of a “Metal-on-Metal” (MoM) hip replacement systems. 1-800-888-4425

Hip Replacement Failures Continue to Rise

“Metal-on-metal” hip replacements, specifically one implant made by a Johnson & Johnson Company called DePuy Orthopaedics, are causing problems within the first few years after replacement. The problem with metal-on-metal implants is that although the metal does not wear out quickly, they do create microscopic particles of metallic debris. This metallic debris can lead to soft-tissue and bone damage around the hip joint. In some patients, this tissue damage has been severe, causing permanent injury and requiring additional / revision surgery. Patients with metal-on-metal hip implants are much more likely to need additional, costly, and painful revision surgeries.

Patients with these metal-on-metal implants have also been found to have been diagnosed with metallosis. Metallosis is a build-up of metal debris in the soft tissue of the body.


Risks / Side Effects of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Systems

  • Severe pain, typically radiating into the groin and/or back
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Necrosis (death of body tissue)
  • Bone and soft tissue damage
  • Elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood
  • Implant loosening
  • Lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells)
  • Ostelysis
  • Device failure
  • Fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint
  • Metallosis
  • The need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem)

Manufacturers of Metal on Metal and/or Defective Hip Replacement Systems

Metal-on-Metal (“MoM”) Hip Replacement System Recall / Litigation News and Updates

01/17/2013 FDA Safety Communication: Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Did You or a Loved One Experience Any of The Above Symptoms or Injuries?

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