In a recent metal-on-metal hip lawsuit, a New York patient alleged hip implant failure from her Depuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement. After she had the device implanted, she allegedly began to experience discomfort, severe pain and inflammation around the area of the implant. She also alleged a slipping feeling in the hip joint, making her feel that the device could not support her weight, and metallosis, or metal poisoning. The plaintiff claims to have undergone hip revision surgery as a result of the failed implant.
If you or a loved one received a metal-on-metal hip implant and suffered complications, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions, inform you of your options, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated metal hip lawsuit attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
Allegations in Metal-On-Metal Hip Lawsuits
Implant failure may cause unnecessary pain and suffering, inflammation causing damage or death to surrounding bone and tissue, debilitating lack of mobility, prolonged recovery time, and painful revision surgeries. It also can lead to an increased need for physical therapy, lost wages, and increased risk of complications or death from additional revision surgeries. Allegations in many metal-on-metal hip lawsuits include:
- Breach of Warranty
- Manufacturing and design defect
- Loss of Consortium
- Failure to Warn
- Negligent Misrepresentation
The complaint alleges that all of the injuries and complications were caused by the inadequate warnings, defective design, manufacturing and unreasonably dangerous nature of the DePuy Pinnacle Device.
Injured Patients May be Entitled for Compensation
Patients who receive metal-on-metal hip implants and suffer complications may be entitled to damages resulting from injuries, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain, suffering, and mental anguish,
- Lost income or ability to work
- Caretaking expenses
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one was fitted with a metal-on-metal hip implant and suffered injury or complications, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated metal hip lawsuit attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.