Birmingham Metal on Metal Hips Lawyer
Metal on Metal Hips Attorney Serving Alabama
Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Injury
Over the last two decades, hip manufacturing companies have paid billions of dollars to settle thousands of lawsuits due to hip replacement failures. Many of those lawsuits involve metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, which were popular in the 2000s before doctors and patients learned about the associated dangers. If you received one of these medical devices, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation if your implant failed and you required revision surgery. Victims of metal-on-metal hip replacements continue to file lawsuits because their implants loosened, caused metallosis (metal poisoning), pain, swelling, or dislocation, or required revision surgery. Do not ignore the pain and suffering associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements. DeGaris Law can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Metallosis Caused by Implants
Metallosis, or metal poisoning, is one of the worst effects associated with metal-on-metal hips. When metal parts are used to replace the ball and socket of the natural hip, they rub together during standard movement. This contact between the metal implants can cause small particles of cobalt and chromium to disperse into your bloodstream. This causes metallosis, which can destroy the nerves, bones, and muscles surrounding your hip. Some metallosis symptoms include rashes on the skin, hearing or vision loss, heart failure, kidney failure, thyroid issues, and mental impairment.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Metallosis Symptoms
If you have experienced any of the following symptoms after a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact your doctor to immediately test your blood for elevated levels of cobalt or chromium:
- Groin or thigh pain
- Pain at the site of the surgery
- Device dislocation
- Metal taste in the mouth
- Popping or squeaking at the site of surgery
- Black tissue
- Bone deterioration
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