Have You Been Injured as a Result of a Hip Replacement? | We Can Help!
As people age, it is within the realm of possibility that they will need a hip replacement. Today’s technology should make a hip replacement very easy. However, when a hip replacement fails, the patient can suffer from tremendous pain, among other issues.
If you have received a metal-on-metal hip replacement and are suffering from injuries caused by the replacement, it is important you know your legal rights! The skilled medical device injury attorneys at Brock & Goetzmann have over 50 years of combined experience proudly representing clients across Dallas, Texas. If you need strong legal representation to help you find the compensation and justice you are entitled to after a defective hip replacement, contact Brock & Goetzmann today to schedule a consultation.
Metal Hip Replacement Failures
The FDA has urged doctors to stop using metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, as these have some of the highest failure rates amongst all medical implants. The dangers and negative consequences of these hip replacement systems far outweigh the benefits, according to the FDA. In fact, one major company, DePuy, has had over 12,000 lawsuits filed against it due to defective implants.
Issues Caused by Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements
When a metal hip replacement has failed, patients can face a wide range of serious issues. Some of the issues that are commonly associated with defective metal-on-metal hip replacements include the following:
- Severe hip or leg pain
- Damage to bone and surrounding tissue
- Reduced mobility of joints
- Metallosis due to the erosion of the metal, which causes cobalt and chromium to be released into the bloodstream
If you have suffered from a defective hip replacement, you may be entitled to significant compensation. You may need to undergo additional surgery to have the hip replacement removed and updated, which can result in additional medical expenses, prolonged lost wages, emotional distress, severe pain, and more recovery time. This can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. An experienced legal team can help you recover damages for the economic and non-economic hardships caused by a defective hip replacement.
You Are Not Alone! We are an experienced Medical Device Injury law firm with proven results.
Individuals who have suffered from a defective hip replacement should be sure to consider their legal options. At Brock & Goetzmann, we have over 50 years of combined legal experience representing clients across Dallas who have suffered from the burdens of a defective hip replacement. We understand the significant challenges that you may face as a result of a defective medical device and are here to help you find the justice you are entitled to. Contact Brock & Goetzmann today to learn how we can help.