Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Thousands of people injured by their hip replacements have successfully sued hip implant makers. Lawsuits claim hip implant manufacturers made defective products and failed to warn the public about the risks. Metal-on-metal hip implants are at the center of these lawsuits because plaintiffs say their hip replacements resulted in complications requiring additional surgeries to correct problems and replace the devices.
If you or a loved one is experiencing infection, swelling, implant dislocation or other painful side effects from a metal hip replacement, our lawyers are prepared to help you seek justice.
METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENT SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects may include:
- Blood test results that show high levels of chromium and cobalt caused by metal debris
- Bone loss caused by device loosening
- Clicking, popping or grinding in the area of the hip implant
- Difficulty and pain when walking, standing or carrying weighted objects
- Dislocation or loosening of the implant
- Earlier than normal failure of the hip replacement
- Fractured hipbone
- Leg length discrepancy
- Metallosis (metal flakes released into the bloodstream causing metal toxicity, pseudotumors, rash, necrosis or cardiac complications)
- Rash, indicating necrosis (cell death around the implant manifesting as a rash and eventually causing the loss of local soft bone and tissue)
- Osteolysis (wearing down and thinning of bones causing pain in the surrounding tissue and potential bone breakage)
- Pseudotumors (a mass of inflamed cells that resembles a tumor but is actually collected fluids)
- Severe pain
- Swelling of hip, thigh or groin area
- Tissue inflammation
- Any of the above symptoms or related conditions that result in revision surgery to remove a hip device.
Our lawyers represent patients and are reviewing new claims in metal-on-metal hip replacement cases, including those involving:
- Smith & Nephew
- Wright Medical Technology
Patients who have sustained harm from their devices are filing metal hip replacement lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from their metal hip replacement manufacturers. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting metal hip replacement cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by surgery complications, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.