Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices

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Metal Hip Replacements

When a patient makes the decision to undergo surgery to replace a bone that is failing, like hip replacement surgery, the hope and expectation is that he or she will see positive results for 20 years or more.  When the benefits start to fail within five years or even less, that’s a problem.

Recently, the premature failure rates and design flaws of metal-on-metal hip replacements have prompted several manufacturers to voluntarily recall one or more of their products. As a result, lawsuits have been filed against companies such as Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright Medical Technology, and Zimmer.

Your metal-on-metal implant may be defective if you experience pain in the groin, hip, or leg regions; swelling near the hip joint; a limp or change in walking ability; or hear any popping, grinding, clicking, or squeaking from the hip joint. A defective metal-on-metal hip implant may lead to the loss of muscle mass, fluid build-up, pseudotumors, and carcinogenesis (development of cancerous cells). Depending on the severity, these and other complications can require unexpected correctional surgery.

If you or a loved one has undergone hip replacement surgery and experienced the pre-mature failure of the new device, a lawsuit may be an option. Contact Mark Goldman or call (484) 342-0700.

 

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