Los Angeles Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant Attorneys
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Before the dangers of all-metal, or metal-on-metal (MoM), hip implants were well-known, one in three hip replacement patients received an all-metal device. That's more than 500,000 U.S. patients who have received what is now known to be an abnormally faulty and dangerous type of hip replacement.
Most other hip replacements, which involve a combination of plastic and metal, last an average of 15 years before they wear out. Thousands of metal-on-metal hip implants, which were touted as a revolutionary form of hip implant, have failed within five years of implantation, and many within the first year.
Were you or a loved one injured by an all-metal hip implant? Do you want to know more about the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement? At the Girardi | Keese law firm, we have more than 40 years of experience providing a voice to victims of the world's largest companies. Contact our Los Angeles metal-on-metal hip implant attorneys by calling 800-401-4530. We represent clients in California and nationwide.
All-Metal Hip Implant Complications
The following all-metal hip implant complications have been reported:
- Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR): ALTR occurs when the metal ball and cup slide together, causing metal particles to wear off and damage the soft tissue or bone around the joint.
- Infections/illnesses in other parts of the body: The metal particles can enter the bloodstream, causing damage to other parts of a patient's body, including the heart, nervous system and thyroid.
- Device failure: The soft tissue damage caused by the implant can cause it to loosen or fail.
If you have experienced one of these complications, you may be able to hold the manufacturer of your metal-on-metal hip implant accountable for your injuries, revision surgeries and other damages.
Take Action Now. Contact Girardi | Keese.
If you have been injured by a defective all-metal hip implant, take action. It is not too late to hold your hip implant manufacturer accountable for the injuries you suffered as a result of your hip implant. Contact Girardi | Keese online or call 800-401-4530.