In recent years, multiple metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant manufacturers such as DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, and Zimmer have faced allegations arising from their defective MoM implants. The FDA has warned that MoM implants “have unique risks in addition to the general risk of all implants.” The defective devices cause metal components to rub against one another, which can send small metal shards into the surrounding hip joint. The defect can lead to sudden hip failure, hip dislocation, hip fracturing, metal poisoning, and pseudotumors. Sadly, the manufacturers didn’t properly test the safety of their own product. Treatment for these injuries can include invasive revision surgeries. Often, these cases are misidentified as medical malpractice cases but they turn out to be product liability cases.
If you or a loved one received Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant and have experienced side effects, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.