Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Video Transcript
Hi, I’m Tom Ayala with Grant & Eisenhofer and I’m here today to talk to you about metal-on-metal hip implants. There has been widespread use of metal-on-metal hip implants throughout the United States. These were implants that were designed to be longer-lasting more durable and have less wear in a person’s normal daily activities.
In real-world practice, however, it caused a lot of problems. Namely, the devices, which are made up metal components, grind together and wear away metal particles into the body causing pain, infections and they caused the device itself to corrode and ultimately fall apart and fracture in some instances. This leads to what is euphemistically called a revision surgery, which is a very serious surgery that requires the forceful removal of the original implant and the replacement with a new implant.
If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant or you have a hip implant and you are not sure if its metal-on-metal and you are experiencing pain or have any questions about whether your device may be a metal-on-metal implant or may be defective, you should confer with your doctor you should reach out to your surgeon and find out it is a metal on metal hip implant and confer about the risk of having metal particles in the blood. There are laboratories throughout the united states now that test for metal content in the blood and having a high level of metal content in the blood is something of concern and you should confer with your healthcare provider about that.
If you have any concerns from a legal perspective feel free to contact us.