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Biomet hip implant and pulmonary embolism

Posted on January 14, 2015 8:58 am under Defective Metal Hip Implants

Pulmonary embolism is a condition wherein one or more arteries in the lungs have been blocked due to a blood clot. Usually, the blood clot travels to the lungs from one of the deep veins of the legs. Unfortunately, individuals who have undergone hip replacement surgery involving Biomet’s metal on metal hip implant may experience the metal components rubbing off on each other and shedding metallic debris in the blood stream, possibly forming blood clots and increasing the risk of pulmonary embolism.

A person suffering from pulmonary embolism may experience:

  • Chest pain that is almost similar to a heart attack
  • Cough, which may produce sputum streaked with blood
  • Shortness of breath, which becomes worse when doing physical activities

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help victims of defective Biomet hip implants in their pursuit of justice and compensation from the manufacturers involved. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today to know more about how we can be of help.