What You Need to Know About: Metal-on-Metal Hip Devices

There’s a lot of information out there about recalled hip implants, and if you suspect your device may be defective, it can be confusing to know where to turn.

We’ve looked at hundreds of these cases and continue to sign up new clients daily, and we’ve learned some key facts about metal-on-metal implants that we think you need to know:

  • Whether your prosthesis has been recalled or not, if it’s metal-on-metal, it could lead to metallosis, or blood poisoning resulting from high levels of chromium and cobalt in the bloodstream.
  • After metal-on-metal hip replacements, these metal components can disseminate throughout the body and can be detected in many organs, including marrow, blood, and the liver, kidneys, and bladder.
  • Metal-on-metal hips are failing at high rates within a few years, instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients.

Law Offices of Gary Green will try to help you whenever you call us, but we suggest calling as soon as possible to better preserve evidence and get your claim filed in a timely manner.

Contact us at gGreen@gGreen.com or toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN.

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