3 Things Hip Replacement Surgery Patients Should Know

Metal-on-metal hip lawsuit attorneys note many lawsuits filed against device makers that allege severe complications after hip replacement surgery. When a damaged hip joint becomes so painful that it starts interfering with a patient’s daily life, patients often opt for hip replacement surgery. However, according to many lawsuits, the pain and suffering only worsened after they were fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants. Attorneys note the list below of three things patients who have hip replacement surgery should know.

If you or a loved one was fitted with a metal-on-metal hip implant and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We can answer your questions, and if you with to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated metal-on-metal hip lawyer.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

1. Many Patients Claim to Have Suffered Complications

Many patients allege that their metal-on-metal hip implants, including certain models made by Stryker, DePuy, Zimmer, Wright, and Smith & Nephew, were defective and caused severe complications. Patients have alleged a number of complications in lawsuits against device makers, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Nerve damage
  • Unequal leg lengths
  • Loosening and implant wear
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Infection
  • Metal poisoning

2. Hip Revision Surgery May Be Required

Many claims of complications following hip replacement surgery also claim that painful revision surgery was required to fix the problems caused by the original implants. Many lawsuits allege that the designs of certain implants caused them to fail early and caused the need for revision surgery much sooner than normal. According to WebMD, the failure rates of metal-on-metal implants are two to four times higher than other types of implants.

3. Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

 Patients who suffer complications after receiving a hip replacement are seeking compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. Compensation sought includes:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
  • Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
  • The permanency of the injury

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 If you or a loved one underwent hip replacement surgery and subsequently suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at info@attorneygroup.com.

When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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