Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Louisville Defective Medical Device Attorney
At Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC, we have guided numerous clients to successful outcomes. If you have suffered an injury because of a metal-on-metal hip implant, our Louisville defective medical device lawyer can gather evidence to build your case. Over time, metal-on-metal hip implants can cause serious harm to your hip joint and the surrounding tissues. These metal-on-metal devices can also place particles of heavy metals into the patients’ blood stream resulting in devastating injury or even death.
Contact our firm today to discuss your case with our knowledgeable legal advocate.
What You Need to Know About Metal-on-Metal Implant Injuries
Metal-on-metal hip implants are used to provide patients with increased mobility. However, due to their structure, they have often resulted in serious side effects. The metal joint rubs against itself as the patient moves, walks, and runs. Over time, tiny shards of metal may wear off and build up in the soft tissues surrounding the hip area and/or into the bloodstream. This is known as metallosis.
Patients may experience a variety of side effects from metal-on-metal implants, including:
- Rash or irritation on the skin
- The need to have surgery to remove the implant
Furthermore, the hip implant may become loose as the metal wears down, compromising the stability of the implant. Necrosis, or the death of bone tissues, as well as bone loss may result. Fluid may also collect in the hip joint. If you have suffered any side effects from metal-on-metal hip implants, the orthopedic surgeon may need to perform corrective surgery to fix the problem, or to replace the implant entirely. These conditions could leave you with long-term pain and decreased mobility, resulting in expensive medical bills and prolonged discomfort.
If you have a metal-on-metal hip, talk with your doctor immediately. If you have legal questions and want to chat with a lawyer, you are welcome and encouraged to contact Brett.
Seek a Favorable Resolution with the Help of Our Attorney
Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has more than 2 decades of legal experience. If you have been injured by a metal-on-metal hip implant, we can guide you through the process as you pursue a claim against the manufacturing company who designed the device. Our Louisville defective medical device lawyer is dedicated to helping clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation available. Whatever your situation, we can answer your questions and tirelessly represent you.
Call us today at (502) 242-8877 for a free initial consultation.