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What are Common Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hips?

Categorized as Defective Medical Devices

There are numerous issues a person can experience with their hips as they get older. At some point, the doctor may recommend that the patient replace their problem hip with a prosthetic implant. However, these devices may not always be as safe as patients expect.

When it comes to hip implants, there are some brands that use metal-on-metal prosthetics. When patients have these, the United States Food and Drug Administration recommends that these patients undergo regular monitoring to ensure that there is nothing wrong with the implant.

Some problems may persist with these types of implants, including the following:

  • Metal fretting
  • Corrosion
  • Pain
  • Immobility
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Metallosis
  • Tissue damage

In addition to these issues, individuals may experience adverse reactions should their body not accept the material. For instance, if the type of metal causes allergic reactions, the patient may sustain significant harm.

Any patient who has a metal-on-metal hip implant should ensure that they are seeing their healthcare professional often to keep themselves safe from the potential dangers. It can help with early identification of any potential issues and the patient may be treated quickly to get the implant removed or replaced.

Manufacturers must be aware of these potential issues before their products go on the market. However, they’re often only looking out for their own profit margins and do anything they can to get their products to the public as quickly as possible. This is irresponsible and individuals who have been affected can take action against the company for their negligence.

Hiring a Lawyer to Seek Justice

If you’ve been harmed due to manufacturer negligence, you should have a Kansas City defective medical device attorney to help guide you through the legal battles that lie ahead. This can put you in a position to hold the manufacturer accountable for their actions.

At Peterson & Associates, your best interests are our top priority. Our goal is to help you pursue the compensation and the justice you deserve. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Call our firm today at 1 (816) 683-3278 to learn more about your rights.