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SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS An estimated half a million Americans have metal-on-metal hip replacements, however, many are unaware they could be at risk for serious and dangerous side effects. Metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with…

SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS

An estimated half a million Americans have metal-on-metal hip replacements, however, many are unaware they could be at risk for serious and dangerous side effects.

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with a much higher rate of failure compared to other types of hip implants. There are also numerous reports of complications resulting from the grinding of the metal implants. When the metal parts of the implant grind together, they can shed toxic particles into the body. The metal debris forms a dangerous residue around the implant that can cause inflammation, pain, pseudo-tumors, bone death and other serious side effects that may require surgery.

FDA WARNING ON COMPLICATIONS OF METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS

In a January 2013 communication titled, “Concerns about Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants,” the FDA warned about serious complications that may arise outside the hip due to metal-on-metal hip implants. According to the FDA warning, adverse reactions have resulted from excessive levels of metals (particularly cobalt) circulating in the bloodstream. These reactions can include:

  • General hypersensitivity reaction (skin rash)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Neurological changes including sensory changes (auditory or visual impairments)
  • Psychological status change (i.e., depression or cognitive impairment)
  • Renal function impairment
  • Thyroid dysfunction (including neck discomfort, fatigue, weight gain or feeling cold)

EXPERTS RECOMMEND BAN ON METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS

A 2012 British study of different types of hip replacements found metal-on-metal hip replacements were almost three times as likely to fail than ceramic-on-ceramic designs and nearly six times as likely to fail as metal-on-plastic designs.

On the other hand, metal-on-metal hip replacements provided no additional benefit in exchange for the higher risk of failure. Therefore, the researchers have recommended medical authorities ban this dangerous design.

METAL-ON-METAL HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS

In the past year, many plaintiffs have filed lawsuits seeking justice for the decline in quality of life they have suffered as a result of the failures and dangerous side effects of these devices. Recently, on March 11, 2013, a Los Angeles state court jury awarded one plaintiff $8.3 million dollars for pain and suffering and expenses. DePuy, the defendant company in that case, currently faces nearly 11,000 more lawsuits associated with its product.

Some other popular metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers include Stryker Orthopaedics, Wright, Biomet, Smith & Nephew and many more.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious health problems as a result of a metal-on-metal hip replacement, please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at 504-525-5211. We believe in personalized attention. Our initial consultation will begin with a face-to-face meeting at the client’s home. This meeting involves no out-of-pocket expense or obligation. At Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., we have the resources and expertise to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible for you and your family. Please contact us today.

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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.

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