Toxic Metals From Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
Ennis & Ennis is currently representing individuals across the country that have metal-on-metal hip implants and were injured as a result of hip replacement failure. These implants are prematurely failing at unusually high rates causing ions to be released from the implant into the blood stream. This may cause elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in patients blood. Both metals have been linked to cancer. Cobalt poisoning (cobaltism) has serious side effects including neurological (brain) damage, heart irregularities, and seizures.
Hip Implant Lawsuit
The metal-on-metal Hip Resurfacing System made by various companies are surgically implanted to replace a damaged hip joint in patients.
However, this metal-on-metal hip device has proved troublesome for many patients, who have experienced metallosis and extreme pain from the metal components of the implant rubbing and releasing metal ions and debris.
One of the complications that patients with a defective hip implant may face is metallosis, a condition in which metal particles build up in the tissue around the implanted joint.
Symptoms of Hip Replacement metallosis include:
• Pain around the hip joint
• Difficulty walking
• Swelling around the implant area
• Rash that is a sign of dying tissue
Those symptoms may also indicate these severe problems:
• Loosening, when the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the right position.
• Fracture, where the bone around the implant may have broken.
• Dislocation of the implant.
• Damage to the nerves, tissues and muscles near the implant area.
Many patients have experienced flu-like symptoms, including lethargy, headaches, aching joints, and a feeling of malaise.
Hip Replacement Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Metal on Metal Hip Implant or needed a hip implant revision you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation by calling toll-free nationwide 1 800 856 6405 or fill out our web form on this page.
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If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Metal on Metal Hip Implant or needed hip implant revision surgery due to hip implant failure you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation.