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Some notable manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip replacements include but are not limited to:
Our defective products lawyers frequently help clients who have been hurt by their hip replacements. Hip replacements can enable people to regain a sense of freedom and mobility that they once lacked. For years, hip replacement manufacturers produced devices that relied on a combination of metal and plastic component parts.
However, these manufacturers recently began marketing new metal-on-metal hip replacements. Unfortunately, many of those metal-on-metal hip replacements have proven inadequate and dangerous, causing tremendous pain and requiring expensive surgeries to replace.
If you’ve been victimized by a shoddy metal-on-metal hip replacement, you should speak with the defective products lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., about your case. Consultations are free, and you can call us toll free at 888-353-5513. We can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve as a victim.
The Consequences of Poor Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements
Resulting from a loophole in federal law, hip replacement manufacturers did not have to extensively test their new metal-on-metal hip replacements before they began placing them in hundreds of thousands of patients around the country.
The results have been nearly catastrophic.
On January 17, 2013, the FDA issued a new “safety communication” warning doctors and patients about the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacements, including:
- Damage to surrounding bone and soft tissue
- Severe pain
- Device failure necessitating replacement surgery
- Metal leaching into your bloodstream
These are obviously significant problems, and if you have a metal-on-metal hip replacement you should speak to your doctor immediately. If your metal-on-metal hip replacement has proven problematic, you should speak with our experienced personal injury lawyers about your potential claim.
Product liability law is complicated, and you should not attempt to figure out for yourself whether your metal-on-metal hip replacement is a viable cause for a suit. Schedule a consultation with our defective products lawyers, bring all of your information and medical reports and let them evaluate your case.
If you’ve been injured by a metal-on-metal hip replacement and you need an experienced injury lawyer to pursue your case, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates today for a free consultation. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, South Carolina.