Although once thought to be the future of hip prostheses, metal-on-metal hips have had disastrous consequences for many patients. In response to patient safety concerns, three of the world’s largest orthopedic implant manufacturers have recalled their hip implants from the market (Zimmer, DePuy, and Stryker). Metal-on-metal hips have been found to have higher-than-normal rates of early failure. What’s worse, because of their metal-on-metal design, metallic particles from the device can shed into patients’ bloodstreams, creating risks of metal toxicity.
If you’re a patient with a metal-on-metal hip (or are not sure), call Hamilton Law to discuss your rights. The call is free, and it would be our pleasure to discuss your situation.