Metal-On-Metal Hip Lawsuits
Individuals that have had metal-on-metal hip replacement systems installed are potentially at risk of developing a number of conditions related to the wear and tear of certain components of such systems. If you have had such a system installed and you begin to notice unusual symptoms and develop certain health issues, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of defective hip replacement. The metal on metal parts have an extremely high failure rate. If you’ve had a metal on metal implant and had a revision you may be entitled to compensation. The JTB Law Group, LLC can assist with the following metal on metal hip implants:
- DePuy ASR XL Acetabular
- DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems
- Stryker Rejuvenate
- Stryker ABG II
- Wright Profemur-z
- Any metal on metal hip that required a revision
Metal-on-Metal hip replacement systems linked to health issues
Numerous studies and user complaints have shown that the metal-on-metal hip replacement system cause more harm than similar systems made out of ceramic or plastic. In fact, nearly all lawsuits stemming from the use of hip replacement systems involve the metal-on-metal variety. With the recent recall of hip replacement systems under the Stryker brand name, it is expected that more and more people will file lawsuits for health issues associated with the use of such products.
If you currently have a hip replacement system installed–particularly if it is the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular implant model–or you have used one in the past, and you have experienced any serious health issue, you may be a likely candidate to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the system and/or the medical facility and doctor that recommended the system. With the compensation that you will receive from a successful claim, you may be able to recoup some or all of your medical expenses, and pay for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish that you have incurred as a result of the procedure.
Why metal-on-metal hip replacement system fail
Most hip replacement systems actually work fairly well, and they are generally designed for years of use without any difficulty experienced by the patient. However, there are certain instances wherein certain components of the system can incur wear and tear and produce metal debris that ends up in the system. These components do not always produce adverse effects either, as they are often eliminated from the body along with urine.
The problem is when these particles of metal accumulate in the joints of the hip. When this happens, they can cause a reaction in the surrounding tissues. In the worse case scenario, this can result in significant tissue damage and even lead to the complication in the muscles, nerves, tendons, and bone. The resulting condition from such a hip replacement systems may make you eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the medical facility responsible for installing the metal-on-metal hip replacement system.
Filing a lawsuit against manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems
If you suspect that your metal-on-metal hip replacement system is the cause of any health issues you are currently experiencing, the first step–after getting a positive diagnosis from your doctor–is to seek the services of a lawyer who is experienced in litigating such cases. It is important to act as quickly as possible once your doctor has determined that the root cause of your problem is the metal-on-metal hip replacement system.
Keep in mind that lawsuits for such cases can take a long time, and the defense lawyer will likely do everything in his power to further delay the proceedings. By acting as quickly as possible to file a lawsuit, your lawyer will be in a much better position to gather evidence and to build a strong case against the manufacturer of the system. If things go well, the manufacturer will pay for all the damage caused, and even the costs of corrective procedures and of the legal proceedings
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