Parker McDonald, P.C. and Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. currently represent hundreds of clients who have received a metal-on-metal hip implant. If you received a metal-on-metal hip implant, you may be at risk for severe injury and even permanent disability.
Even if you are not experiencing problems at this time, these metal-on-metal devices can potentially lead to hip pain, difficulty walking, damage to the hip joint, damage to organs and loss of bone mass. Thus, it may be necessary for you to have the system removed and replaced by another hip replacement system to avoid future problems.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson, recalled two of its hip replacement systems. The recalled products were:
- ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
This recall came after data from a recent study indicated that the five-year failure rate of this product is approximately 13%, or 1 in 8 patients. Symptoms include severe pain, early failure rate, and metal toxicity in the blood. Some patients have required a second surgery, known as a revision surgery, to replace the defective DePuy implant. Those on the hip implant recovery journey know it is painful and costly.
The DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular System, which was approved in 2002, has not yet been recalled but utilizes a metal-on-metal design like the defective DePuy ASR device. Many Pinnacle patients have experienced similar symptoms to those who were implanted with the recalled ASR device, including high levels of the toxic metals Chromium and Cobalt in the blood, hip implant loosening, and early implant failure.
Other product manufacturers who produced metal-on-metal implants that are the subject of litigation include:
Smith & Nephew
The law firms of Parker McDonald, P.C. and Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. are currently accepting potential hip replacement lawsuits involving individuals who have received metal-on-metal devices.
If you or a loved one received a metal-on-metal device, or suspect that you have received one, you may have a claim and need to act now. All cases are reviewed under a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorney fees unless hip implant recovery is obtained.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can pursue your legal case and obtain fair compensation.