Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits – Ron Bell Injury Lawyers
Ron Bell Personal Injury Lawyers are currently accepting cases related to complications and side effects caused by hip replacement surgeries in which metal-on-metal implants were used. Hip implants in which both the head and the joint cup are made of metal have been shown to cause dangerous side-effects such as pseudotumors, metal toxicity, and metallosis. If you are suffering from a condition related to a metal on metal hip replacement surgery, you may be eligible to join a lawsuit against the manufacturer of your implant. Contact Ron Bell Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case review. If you qualify to join a lawsuit, we will represent you on a contingency basis. You won’t have to pay us a dime unless we win your case.
Risks Associated With Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Even though total hip replacement is a routine surgery, it is not without it’s share of risks. If both moving parts of the implant are made of metal, the friction that results from movement of the joint may cause microscopic metal particles to be sloughed off into the surrounding tissue. This can cause non-cancerous tissue growths called pseudotumors.
These metal particles can also find their way into the bloodstream and organs causing metal poisoning and metallosis. The symptoms of these conditions include:
These symptoms can be very uncomfortable, painful, and disruptive, and in many cases may necessitate years of costly treatment. These complications at times may cause permanent damage and often result in the need for revision surgery.
Hip Implant Lawsuits Against Manufacturers
Many patients affected by complications from a metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery have filed lawsuits against the companies manufacturing these implants. So far lawsuits have targeted companies such as:
Some of these lawsuits have resulted in settlements or jury verdicts in which plaintiffs were awarded large, multi-million dollar compensations. For example, in December 2016, a federal jury in Dallas ordered Johnson & Johnson – whose subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics produces one of the faulty implant models – to pay out a total compensation of over $1 billion to six plaintiffs who had been injured by the Pinnacle hip implants. Currently, there are still more than 13,000 cases pending, combined into a few multidistrict litigations (MDLs).
If you or a family member have experienced any of the symptoms associated with a metal-on-metal implant after your surgery, or if you had to have a revision surgery after implant failure, you may be eligible to join a lawsuit and obtain a financial compensation for your injury. Contact Ron Bell Injury Lawyers so that we can start working on your case today. Call 866-503-1650.