Metal Hip Implants

Asheville, North Carolina

Metal-on-metal hip implants are produced by a number of manufacturers including DePuy and Stryker Orthopaedics, and they most often use chromium and cobalt in an effort to create more durable, longer-lasting hip replacement options. However, many all-metal hip implants have been linked to early failure rates and serious medical complications.

If you or a family member suffered adverse effects from a faulty metal hip implant, the Asheville, North Carolina, attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need to cope with medical expenses and other resulting damages.

Makers of Faulty Hip Implants

Complications and early failure rates have been linked to a number of hip replacement devices. The Asheville, North Carolina, hip implant attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates are currently reviewing claims related to:

Each of these manufacturers has recalled metal hip implant devices linked to premature failure and adverse side-effects.

Hip Implant Complications

In addition to early failure rates, some all-metal hip implants have been linked with serious potential risks for the hip implant recipient. If you have a hip replacement with metal-on-metal components, you may be at risk for metallosis. Metallosis can occur when the metal pieces of a hip implant grind against one another and cause debris to flake off into your body.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) issued a warning about the risks of metal-on-metal hip replacements in a press release. The AAOS specifically warned patients and the medical community about the following potential hazards:

  • Metal toxicity
  • Early failure rate
  • Risk of revision surgery

Faulty hip implants can also cause severe pain, inflammation around the implant area, decreased mobility, bone deterioration and other problems. For additional information, please see our Questions about Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits page.

If you or a family member experienced complications after receiving a defective hip implant, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates for your free case evaluation. Our hip implant attorneys welcome clients from the Asheville, North Carolina, area.