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These Failing Metal on Metal Hip Implants May Be Causing Problems for Many Patients

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we believe that the parties responsible for dangerous and defective medical devices should be held accountable for the harm they cause to unsuspecting consumers. As such, we are dedicated to helping the victims of defective hip implants and are prepared to represent you if you have had problems with any of the following products:

More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of certain hip replacement implants made by DePuy Orthopedics, the company announced that it was recalling the DePuy ASR, as data shows that this system is prone to early failure, putting patients at risk of surgical removal and replacement.

However, in addition to this recalled item, hip implant recipients could be experiencing problems related to a variety of different products and devices, and you may need medical and legal assistance if you are experiencing complications related to any of the implants listed above.

Some of the signs of trouble with a defective implant include swelling, pain, and difficulty walking. Persistent symptoms can signal a loose implant, fracture of the bone around the implant, or dislocation of the implant’s ball and socket. In addition, due to poor design in some hip implants, microscopic chromium and cobalt shards can enter the blood stream due to metal on metal contact. It is possible to have elevated chromium and cobalt levels with no symptoms, so you should follow up with your physician even if you are not having symptoms.

Share your story with our dedicated attorneys if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective hip implant. Call us today at (414) 271-0900.

What to do if you believe you have a defective hip implant?

If you have received a hip implant and you are experiencing any symptoms such as swelling at or near the implant site, pain, and difficulty walking, you should immediately discuss your situation with a physician to determine whether or not your product is defective.

It is also important for you to consult with an attorney. Already, some medical device companies have issued patient consent forms, which authorize the company to obtain your medical records and to carry out tests on any removed product components. Many physicians are asking their patients to sign these consent forms before consulting with an attorney.

In order to make sure that you do not prejudice your right to make a claim against the company that made your device, it is important for you to consult with a lawyer before signing any documents associated with your implant.

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If you or a friend or family member received a defective hip implant, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the company responsible for this product. Contact the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today for a free consultation or fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form on our website and a lawyer will get back to you shortly.

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