What to Know About Metal Hip Replacement Failures


If a hip replacement fails, this can cause severe pain and emotional distress for a patient. If you have received a metal-on-metal hip replacement and have suffered injuries from the replacement system, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a defective medical device claim. To learn more about this process and how our experienced Texas defective medical device attorney can assist you, continue reading. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about our legal team and how we can help. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

What should I know about metal hip replacement failures?

The FDA is urging doctors to stop the use of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. These systems have some of the highest failure rates amongst medical implants. With this in mind, it is important to know that DePuy, one of the major metal-on-metal replacement system companies, has had over 12,000 lawsuits filed against them due to their implants being defective.

What issues are associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements?

There are a variety of different issues that can come from failed hip replacements. The most common issues associated with defective metal-on-metal hip replacements include the following:

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

You may have had additional surgery to have the hip replacement updated or removed if you have suffered injuries from a defective or failed hip replacement system. If this has happened to you, you may be eligible to recover compensation to cover the damages associated with the additional surgery such as medical expenses, recovery time, emotional distress, prolonged lost wages, and significant physical, financial, and emotional burdens.

To learn more about recovering damages by filing a defective medical device claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team at Brock & Goetzmann. We have over 50 combined years of legal experience representing Dallas clients. Our legal team is prepared to assist you in this legal process ahead. To learn more about our services and how we can help, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation when you are ready. Give us a call today to get started.


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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