Hip Implant Injury Lawyer
There was a time when hip replacement surgeries were considered to be highly complicated and risky. Not anymore. With time, science & technology have progressed, and people don't regard these injuries the way they used to. That's why these injuries have become very common these days. However, there still are some risks and side-effects that we cannot afford to overlook.
In hip implant surgeries, the natural hip bones are replaced with artificial metal components. This is where the problem comes in. Most of the times, it’s not the medical malpractice that is behind injuries but the defective artificial hip system. Many manufacturers of hip implant systems were made to recall their hip implants.
One of the many companies that issued defective devices is DePuy. The DePuy saga caused a massive uproar across the country as around 12% of patients who received an ASR device needed revision surgery. Unfortunately, DePuy wasn’t the only company with failed ASR devices which has recalled their devices.
Failing Hip Implant: How to Recognize
Identifying a failing hip implant isn't an easy thing. However, specific symptoms have been identified amongst the victims of failing hip implant. Here are the signs to look for:
- Pain and discomfort in the hip, groin, lower back, or legs
- Difficulty while standing or walking
- Swelling and inflammation in the hip joint
- Decreased flexibility and mobility
- Muscle damage
- Creaking or squeaky sound in the hip joint area
- Limping – favouring one leg over the other
- Increased pain while doing physical activities
What Causes the Failure?
The metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are made of chromium-cobalt. Chromium ions--which act as a carcinogen—shed toxic nano-particles of chromium and cobalt into the body when the metal parts of the device grind together. These poisonous particles form slag around the implant, which could result in pain, swelling, pseudo-tumours, metal poisoning of blood and other such complications.
You Have All the Right to be Angry
People who have fallen victims to failing metal hip implant require painful and expensive revision surgery to replace the defective implant devices. Keep in mind that these injuries are not only costly and painful, but they're also dangerous in nature. All of this is very frustrating as there isn't a single wrong thing you did. Although the damage that's been done can't be repaired, you surely deserve hip replacement compensation for all the pain and suffering you have endured.
Consult Our Hip Replacement Lawyers, for FREE!
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with hip implant injury, you need to stand up to the manufacturers of these devices. But you can’t fight this battle on your own, you need a lawyer who has faced these battles and come out on the winning side. Our award-winning hip implant injury lawyers in Ontario can help you get hip replacement compensation amount for all the physical and psychological damages you have had to go through.
You can schedule a consultation with Diamond & Diamond lawyers for absolutely free! We’ll listen to your story so that we can figure out the best way you can get the maximum compensation. We will do everything we can to do justice to your pain and suffering.
Do not wait to get the help that you need from our legal team. Call our team of hip implant recall lawyers today at 1-800-567-HURT (4878) to schedule a FREE consultation.