Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Hip Replacement Failings & Recalls

X-ray of the hip prosthesisThe product liability attorneys of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys are investigating alleged claims against manufacturers of Metal on metal (Mom) hip implants including Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical, Zimmer, DuPuy, and Stryker.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration warns that “all artificial hip implants carry risks including wear of the component material. Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have unique risks in addition to the general risks of all hip implants.”

The FDA also reports that in MoM hip implants, the metal ball and the metal cup slide against each other during walking or running. Metal can also be released from other parts of the implant where two implant components connect. Metal release will cause some tiny metal particles to wear off of the device into the space around the implant. Wear and corrosion at the connection between the metal ball and taper of the stem may also occur. Some of the metal ions (e.g. cobalt and chromium) from the metal implant or from the metal particles will enter the bloodstream.

Alleged side effects and injuries from the use of Metal on metal hip implants can include:

  • Risk of cobalt and chromium poisoning
  • Metallosis
  • Pseudotumors
  • Infection
  • Swelling at or near the hip joint
  • Sever pain in the groin, hip or leg
  • Implant loosening or dislocation
  • Bone fractures and bone loss
  • Joint dislocation
  • Abnormal wear
  • Early device failure
  • Early revision surgery

The FDA recommends that those with MoM devices should see their doctors promptly if they experience any pain, swelling or other symptoms that may indicate a problem with their implants.

The defective products law firm of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys represents individuals who have sustained injuries or complications as a result of a Metal on metal hip implant, on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.

Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.

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