The past few years have been very hard for patients effected by metal on metal hips. There have been hundreds of lawsuits filed in relation to the DePuy Hip and the Stryker Metal hip recalls. In fact the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants have been recalled. It is estimated that 500,000 patients throughout the United States have received metallic hip implants.
According to some experts the risk of these metal on metal hip implants is that some of the devices can rapidly begin to wear. When this happens high volumes of metallic debri can be absored in the patients body which can create an inflammatory reaction that results in pain in the groin and death of tissue in the hip join area. It can also call a loss of surrounding bone.
Recently, one of the first DePuy case went to trial. In that case the jury found for the plaintiff and awarded him 8.3 millions dollars in damages. Recently, I was interviewed about this defective hip case. You can watch the interview below:
Our Tennessee Defective Hip Lawyers are working with several families throughout the state who have had failure of the metal on metal hip. These cases can be devastating to not allow the patient but to the entire family. To undergo such a painful and dangerous surgery will obviously create a significant hardship
If you have questions about any medical product or medication recall please feel free to contact our office. Often if we are not handling the particular case you have one of our Tennessee Medical Recall Lawyers be able to direct you to a lawyer that can help in your situation.