Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures
Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC Fights on Your Behalf
Metal-on-metal hip replacements were supposed to be a suitable replacement for similar devices that utilized ceramic and plastic. Companies like DePuy emphasized an increased shelf life and improved mobility over previous models. However, years later, a recall has been issued on such products and thousands of people worldwide are suffering the catastrophic impact of hip failure.
What was supposed to last 15 to 25 years with proper care is failing after less than five years in 1 out of every 8 patients. In the event of a device failure, the only treatment option is a painful corrective surgery that entails a lengthier rehabilitation process than the initial operation. Plus, the success rate of these second procedures is far less than the original. Let our firm help you. Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC is one of the largest firms in the area and can devote extensive time and resources to obtaining a positive outcome on behalf of our clients. Since 1922, our Pennsylvania defective medical device lawyers have won millions.
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Metal Blood Poisoning & Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure
The FDA is looking into reports about the device causing metal particulates to enter the bloodstream. This can occur because components of a metal-on-metal hip implant rub against each other during use. This can create metal shavings that make their way into the entire circulatory system. Right now, studies are being conducted to look into the risks of heightened levels of metal in the blood. Initial findings suggest this metal blood poisoning is linked with muscle damage, swelling, and non-cancerous tumors.
How can you tell if your hip implant has failed? Possible symptoms:
- Groin, hip, or leg pain
- Swelling in the area of the prosthetic
- A decrease in mobility or a noticeable limp
If your hip implant device has failed, then you owe it to yourself to discuss your legal options with a qualified hip replacement lawyer. Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP has an experienced staff well-versed in the issues surrounding these defective products, and we want to hear from you. Let us file your defective hip implant claim so that we can give you a helping hand every step of the way.
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Our representation comes on a contingency fee basis. This basically means that instead of a flat hourly rate, we only get paid a certain percentage of the amount of compensation we gain for you. You have questions, and we want to help. By calling us right now, you can receive a free consultation from a member of our highly qualified legal team. Justice is just a phone call away.
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