Metal on Metal Hip Implant Injury Lawsuits
The Hidden Truth Behind Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Metal on Metal (MoM) hip implants, including models such as DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, and Wright ProFemur, have faced scrutiny due to high rates of device failure. These failures often necessitate revision surgeries and have resulted in various complications for patients.
- Tissue damage
- Bone loss
- Joint fluid build-up
- Pseudo tumor formation
- Acetabulum cracks
- Abductor muscle dislocation
Patients typically require comprehensive diagnostic tests, including blood tests, CT scans, and ultrasounds, to evaluate the extent of the complications.
Surgeons Advised to Stop Using Certain MoM Implants
In 2012, the MHRA advised surgeons to cease using specific metal-on-metal hip replacements due to their higher-than-average revision rates. This included a recommendation for closer monitoring of patients with these implants.
FDA’s Critical Examination
In 2012, the FDA announced a meeting of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel to review MoM hip systems. Key discussion points included:
- Failure rates and patterns
- Testing for metal ions
- Effective imaging methods
- Local and systemic complications
- Identifying patient risk factors
- Guidelines for post-operative follow-up
This meeting aimed to evaluate the safety concerns and make subsequent recommendations regarding MoM hip implants.
Ongoing Legal Battles and The Levensten Law Firm’s Role
The Levensten Law Firm has taken a leading role in many MoM hip implant lawsuits, addressing issues with various brands, including DePuy, Stryker, and Wright Medical. The firm investigates and files lawsuits for patients experiencing problems from these implants, focusing on securing justice and compensation for affected individuals.
Seeking Legal Help:
- Patients who have suffered from the use of MoM hip implants, experiencing complications such as tissue damage or bone loss, are encouraged to seek legal counsel.
- The Levensten Law Firm offers free consultations for potential litigation claims related to MoM hip implant injuries.