Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Imagine that you have suffered from hip pain for years, so you get a hip replacement. Only you feel like your pain hasn't gotten better. If anything, it's gotten worse. Maybe you needed more surgeries or ended up back in the hospital due to complications.
If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant, you may not have to imagine. You're not alone. A high percentage of these implants fail – costing patients their health, time, money, and a lot of unnecessary stress. You may have a case and deserve compensation for everything you've been through.
It's time to take back your life. Fill out the form at the top right of this webpage, or call 412-394-1000 to get started with a no obligation, free legal consultation.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Complications
Note: Edgar Snyder & Associates is no longer accepting claims for Biomet, Inc. hip replacements. If you feel you have a case, we urge you to contact another law firm suited to handle your claim.
Metal-on-metal hip implants are quite common. Over 250,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgeries every year – nearly one-third are metal-on-metal hip implants made by Zimmer, DuPuy, Wright, and Johnson & Johnson. Studies show a high failure rate with these implants.
With metal-on-metal hip implants (also referred to as MoM implants), both the ball and socket parts of the implant are made of metal. Their parts are proven to deteriorate, rub against each other, and break off.
Failure rates for these hip implants have been as high as 30 percent, and occur within a few years from the time a patient undergoes hip replacement surgery.
If you had hip replacement surgery, you may not even be aware that you received a MoM hip implant. But you should know that these hip implants have caused patients many problems, resulting in piles of medical bills, surgeries, and stress.
- Metallosis – poisoning from high levels of metal in the body; symptoms include pain around the site of the implant, inflammation, clicking and grinding while walking, infections, skin rashes, etc.
- Other medical complications – injuries that result from problems with the hip implant, such as leg injuries, back problems, chronic pain and inflammation, etc.
- Implant failure – implant needs to be removed because it has deteriorated, broken, or is causing so many problems that it threatens a patient's health
- Post-implant surgeries – follow-up surgeries to repair and replace broken or malfunctioning hip implants, or to fix medical complications caused by the hip implant
If you received a hip implant and suffer from pain, difficulty walking, and inflammation, you may have a metal-on-metal hip implant. The metal parts from the implant may be rubbing against each other, or even breaking off and entering into your body.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Injuries – Get Legal Help from Our Pennsylvania Attorneys
If your metal-on-metal hip implant failed and you needed more surgery to fix the problems, or if you suffered from extreme pain and other injuries related to your hip implant, contact the Pennsylvania law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates today.
When our law firm gets involved with your case, we work hard to get you compensation for your defective metal-on-metal hip implant. We have over 35 years of experience helping victims of defective medical products, and we have the resources needed to prove your case and get you the money you deserve for what you've been through.
If we don't win your case or get a settlement in your favor, you won't owe us anything. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, our motto is: "There's never a fee unless we get money for you."
Call us toll-free at 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage to get started with a free legal consultation. There's no obligation to use our services. We'll answer your questions and tell you if we think you have a metal-on-metal hip implant case. The clock is ticking, because there are time limits to file a claim. Call today.
Sources: "FDA probes issues with metal hip replacements. MSNBC. June 25, 2012.