If you or a loved one has suffered from complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, you may want to file a hip replacement lawsuit. Compensation from a lawsuit or a hip replacement settlement can help pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Metal-on-Metal Hips Linked to Serious Injuries
Metal-on-metal hip replacements are associated with severe side effects that include loosening of the implant, higher failure rates, and the need for revision surgery to replace an existing device.
Various studies have also found that these implants are more likely to deteriorate and expose patients to high levels of chromium, cobalt, and other metals in the body. This can cause adverse side effects such as:
- Allergic reaction or metal sensitivity
- Breakdown of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in and around the hip joint
- Groin pain
- Loss of surrounding bone
- Loss of mobility
- Severe inflammatory reactions
Hip Replacement Lawsuits Mount Against Manufacturers
In August 2016, Stryker recalled specific lots of its LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head, a component used for many metal-on-metal hip replacements. While the Stryker LFIT V40 litigation is in its infancy, thousands of hip replacement lawsuits have been filed against the makers of similar medical devices. In fact, more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against the makers of hip implants over the years, including Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Biomet, Wright, and Zimmer.
Filing a Hip Replacement Lawsuit
If you’re ready to pursue a hip replacement lawsuit, please complete our free case evaluation form, on this page today. Sokolove Law is a leading personal injury law firm with extensive experience across a broad range of personal injuries, including product liability cases involving artificial hips.
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