Every year, thousands of Americans require hip replacement surgery. Whether a person’s hip joint needs to be replaced because of a serious injury or due to a degenerative condition such as arthritis, patients trust that the surgery they receive will help them recover their lost comfort and mobility.
Unfortunately, several brands of metal hip implant devices are defective have been proven to cause serious, debilitating injuries for patients. When a patient receives a defective metal hip implant, they may even require painful, expensive revision surgery in order to replace the device.
The problem with metal hip implant devices that appears over and over again in patients is that the metals used to manufacture the artificial hip joints begin to corrode and break down quickly due to normal wear and tear. This corrosion causes toxic metal debris to be released into the patient’s surrounding tissues and bloodstream.
This process leads to dangerous side effects including:
- Pain in the groin, hip or leg
- Swelling on and around the hip joint
- Painful and pronounced limp
- High levels of metal in the bloodstream, a condition known as Metallosis
- Cobalt or Chromium poisoning
If you or a loved one received a defective metal hip implant device that resulted in serious injuries or additional surgery, Fellows Hymowitz Rice is here to help. Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. Our experienced Defective Medical Device Attorneys stand up to medical device manufacturers and will fight hard to protect your rights. Metal hip implant devices that have caused serious harm to patients include: