Issues Caused by Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements | What to Know


With today’s advancement in technology, hip replacements are becoming easier and easier for individuals to acquire. However, when a hip replacement fails, this can cause tremendous suffering and pain for the patient. If you have received a metal-on-metal replacement and are suffering from injuries, it is important that you know your legal rights. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced defective medical device attorney to learn how our team can assist you.

What to Know About Metal Hip Replacement Failures

Doctors are being urged by the FDA to stop using metal-on-metal hip replacement systems due to the fact that these systems have some of the highest failure rates amongst medical implants. One major metal-on-metal replacement system company, DePuy, has had over 12,000 lawsuits filed against them due to defective implants. The dangers of these hip replacement systems simply outweigh the benefits.

What issues are caused by metal-on-metal hip replacements?

Failed hip replacements can cause a range of serious issues for patients. The following are some of the most common issues associated with defective metal-on-metal hip replacements:

  • Metallosis due to the erosion of the metal, which causes cobalt and chromium to be released into the bloodstream
  • Reduced mobility of joints
  • Severe hip or leg pain
  • Damage to bone and surrounding tissue
  • Pseudotumors

If you have suffered injuries from a defective or failed hip replacement system, you may be eligible to recover compensation to cover the damages associated with additional surgery to have the hip replacement removed or updated. This process may also result in additional medical expenses, severe pain, recovery time, prolonged lost wages, emotional distress, and more. Each of these results may cause significant physical, financial, and emotional burdens. To learn more about how our experienced defective medical device attorney can assist you in recovering compensation for these damages, reach out to our firm today. Our legal team will work to recover damages for the economic and non-economic hardships caused by a defective hip replacement.

Brock & Goetzmann has over 50 combined years of legal experience representing clients across Dallas who have suffered from a defective hip replacement. Our legal team holds the experience necessary to walk you through the steps ahead. We understand the challenges you may face as a result of a defective medical device. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation to get started as soon as possible.


Brock & Goetzmann has significant experience representing victims of defective medical devices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  If you have been impacted in any way by a defective medical device, preserve the evidence and call us to investigate. Give our experienced Texas firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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