Metal On Metal Hip Replacement Injury
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Hip Replacements Causing Serious Injury
Metal hip replacements have been causing problems for patients for years. Some estimate that more than 400,000 people are at risk for developing problems after receiving a Metal-on-Metal (M-o-M) hip implant. Replacement hips with cobalt chromium (CoCr) heads are associated with significant problems. Some of the complications of metal hips are metal poisoning or metallosis, fretting, corrosion, pseudo-tumors, loss of function, fractures, and separation of the head from the stem. These can lead to the need for painful additional revision surgeries and permanent health problems. As a result, many lawsuits have been filed against several manufacturers of these defective medical devices.
Signs and symptoms of a defective metal on metal hip
Early signs and symptoms of a faulty metal hip can be mild, such as increasing pain, swelling, rash, clicking or popping. Sometimes doctors dismiss a defective hip implant as the potential cause for problems and symptoms, until they become severe and the patient needs additional surgery. Some of the hip implant devices involved in lawsuits have been recalled by the manufacturers, and surgeons have sent recall notice letters to their patients. Some of the defective hips have not been recalled. You can’t be sure that you have a good hip just because you have not received a recall notice.
Even if you don’t know which hip implant you received, don’t worry. Our attorneys can help you find out. If you received a Metal-on-Metal hip implant, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other related losses.
The lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm are representing patients with Metal on Metal hip replacement claims, including those involving:
Wright Medical Conserve Cup (M-o-M)
Wright Medical Profemur Stem (Modular)
DePuy Pinnacle (M-o-M) with modular heads <36mm
Zimmer M/L Taper Kinectiv Stem (Modular)
Zimmer Durom Cup (M-o-M) with modular heads <36mm
Zlmer Versys COCR Femoral Heads
Biomet M2A 38mm/Magnum
Omnilife Apex Arc (Modular)
Smith & Nephew R3 (M-o-M)
Smith & Nephew SMF Stem (Modular)
Stryker COCR V40 Head (Modular)
Omnilife Apex ARC and Apex K2 hip stems
Why Us? The Carlson Difference
Most personal injury firms are made up of individual lawyers. They may get help from others, such as field experts or investigators, but it’s not often that they keep those resources in house. The Carlson Law Firm maintains a team of professionals that includes more than 35 experienced lawyers, as well as full-time registered nurses and three investigators.
Establishing negligence is key to the success of any case, and we have more than enough skill and resources to do just that. Our firm has over 40 years of experience and runs like a machine – efficiently and effectively.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation, consultation. We are available to speak with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.