Metallic hip implants are among the many popular prostheses that promise comfort and greater mobility among patients requiring hip replacement surgery. Over the years, however, metallic hip implant makers have been under fierce criticism from various organizations, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, due to allegations that their products can cause tissue necrosis among patients using them.
Tissue necrosis, or the death of body tissue, is a medical emergency. If you suspect that you are suffering from this disease, speak with your doctor immediately for prompt tissue necrosis detection. Examinations for tissue necrosis may consist of imaging tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-rays, which may help determine the presence of a necrotizing tissue through acquiring images of the affected area. A biopsy might also be performed to determine the presence of any necrotizing component.
Furthermore, if you believe your health condition has resulted from a defective hip implant, you might be qualified to file a claim seeking financial restitution for all the damages you have incurred. To learn more about the legal options available to you in this trying time, consult with our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Madison office at (414) 271-0900.