Metal Hip Implant Symptoms, Causes - What to Do

Asheville, North Carolina

Increasing evidence indicates that all-metal hip implants have a high early failure rate and can result in medical complications, as well as necessitate revision surgery.

The Asheville, North Carolina, hip implant attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates are currently reviewing claims related to:

Causes of Metal Hip Implant Complications

The metal-on-metal components of some hip replacement devices can cause metallic debris to be shed from the hip implants and accumulate in the tissue surrounding the devices.

This can contribute to premature failure of the hip implants as well as painful side-effects. The problems caused by defective hip implants typically require revision surgery to remove and replace the faulty devices.

Symptoms of Defective Metal Hip Implants

Common symptoms of a failing metal hip implant include:

  • Decreased mobility
  • Pain in the hip, groin or thigh
  • Discomfort when walking or shifting positions
  • Loosening of the hip implant
  • Bone deterioration

Excessive metal debris in the soft tissue around the implant area may also cause metallosis, the symptoms of which include rash or discoloration of the skin around the implant area and inflammation or swelling around the implant area.

Please learn more about when to ask your doctor about hip implant problems.

What to Do if You Received a Faulty Hip Implant

You should contact your physician or surgeon if you experience any adverse reactions to your hip replacement.

It is also advisable to contact the experienced product liability lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates if you believe your complications were due to a defective hip implant. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation for resulting medical costs and other damages. For additional information, please see our Questions About Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits page.

If you or a family member experienced the adverse effects of a faulty hip implant, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates for your free case consultation. Our hip implant attorneys are proud to serve clients from the Asheville, North Carolina, area.