Metal-on-Metal Hips Lawsuits:
Metal-on-metal hip replacement is a surgical procedure where an artificial implant is positioned as a replacement for a damaged hip joint or the entire hip structure.
What are Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants?
Metal-on-metal hip implants are metal materials consisting of a ball, stem and shell that are surgically implanted to repair any kind of hip fracture or injury as well as to reduce pain and increase mobility of an aged or injured natural hip structure. Metal-on-metal designs have risen in popularity in the recent years with the intention of increasing the longevity of hip replacements and of providing a more pain-free mobility to younger, active patients. As Class III (higher risk) devices, metal-on-metal hip systems are not required to undergo clinical trials or premarket testing before being made available to the public. Through the regulation of the 510(k) premarket notification program of the FDA, manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip devices simply have to declare that these products are similar to current products on the market.
Why File a Metal-on-Metal Hips Lawsuit?
Metal-on-metal products from 21 manufacturers were ordered by the FDA to conduct post-market studies in May 2011 after many patients suffered from metal poisoning called metallosis, a condition that occurred after metal ions rub off of the device and enter the bloodstream.
Here are some of the signs or symptoms associated with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants:
Reasons to file:
If you or a loved one have had to undergo replacement surgery for a defective metal-on-metal hip implant, Oliver Law Office can help. Jami S. Oliver is a leading Columbus Ohio defective product attorney who can help you in getting the full compensation and rightful justice you deserve. She will carefully evaluate your case and explain the legal options open to you. Call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.