The last thing you want to find out after hip replacement surgery is that the replacement part you received may prematurely fail and cause severe pain and other serious injuries. Contact us for free Medical device lawsuit and we will get claims for the products which have injured you.
METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENT SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects may include:
- Blood test results that show high levels of chromium and cobalt caused by metal debris
- Bone loss caused by device loosening
- Clicking, popping or grinding in the area of the hip implant
- Difficulty and pain when walking, standing or carrying weighted objects
- Dislocation or loosening of the implant
If you received a metal hip implant and have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, contact your physician immediately. Also, do not release any medical information to the hip replacement manufacturer representatives or sign a release before speaking to a lawyer. You can click here to know more about the hip replacement lawsuits.
Symptoms of a Replacement Hip Failure
Patients who have received all-metal implants should be aware of the symptoms which may indicate that their device is not functioning properly. Common symptoms include:
- Regular and prolonged pain in the groin, hip, or leg;
- Swelling at or near the hip joint; or
- A limp or a change in walking ability
There are few medical devices on the open market without a rate of failure. So long as this rate remains low, there are few issues for patients that receive these products. When a significant number of individuals face difficulties from the same product, the companies that manufacture the products are responsible for recalling those products and compensating victims that have suffered as a result.
The primary issue with hip replacements is that the devices used as the hip replacement become loose within a short time period following the replacement. In other words, the hip replacement loosens from the hip bone and this leads to the individuals becoming disabled again.
When these complications arise, the surgery known as revision surgery will occur to correct the problems. If the hip replacement in question has come from a company that has manufactured a recalled product, often times the company will offer to pay for the revision surgery.