We Fight for Victims of Faulty Medical Devices
In recent years, numerous manufacturers have come under fire for creating and distributing defective metal-on-metal hip implants. These defective hip implants cause serious complications for patients, including implant failure, infection, and other complications that necessitate the removal and/or replacement of the original implant. In severe cases, defective hip implants can lead to fatal complications.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, we understand how devastating it is to realize that a medical procedure you hoped would help you went terribly wrong. If you suffered complications or side effects after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, you could be the victim of a defective medical device. Our St. Louis defective hip implant lawyers can help you fight to hold the liable party accountable and seek fair compensation for your damages.
To learn more, give our St. Louis product liability injury accident lawyers a call at (314) 208-2808 or CONTACT us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Signs a Hip Implant Is Defective
While it is not always immediately obvious when an implant has failed, there are certain signs that a hip implant is defective. This usually becomes obvious when a patient begins to experience unusual side effects and complications following surgery.
Some signs that a hip implant may be defective include:
- Unusual pain or discomfort in the hip, groin, leg, or lower back
- Excessive swelling and/or inflammation in the affected hip
- Mobility issues, including pain when standing or walking
- Reduced flexibility
- Decreased range of motion
- Unusual noises, including squeaking or creaking
- Limping/newly developed limp
- Signs of infection
If you notice any of these or other signs that your metal-on-metal hip implant is not performing as it should, seek medical attention. Your doctor may recommend revision surgery or complete removal of the device.
What Makes Hip Implants Defective?
Metal-on-metal hip implant recalls have named several common complications associated with these devices, including loosening of the implant, migration of the implant or its parts, nerve damage, bleeding, fractures, dislocation, and more.
Hip implants can be defective for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Faulty design
- Improper manufacturing
- Missing components
- Missing/faulty instructions
- Poorly designed or manufactured components
These and other issues can cause hip implants to splinter, break apart, migrate, or cause other problems once they have been placed in the patient’s body. This, in turn, can lead to serious, life-threatening complications that can have a major, lasting impact on the patient’s life.
Hip Implant Companies Named in Recalls
Over the years, several manufacturers and companies have been explicitly named by numerous defective hip implant lawsuits and recalls.
These entities include:
- Smith & Nephew
At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis hip implant attorneys assist clients who have suffered serious complications, pain, and injuries due to defective metal-on-metal hip implants. We have successfully recovered more than $50 million for injured Missourians, and we are ready to fight for you, too.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our attorneys are here to help you navigate this challenging time. We offer free initial consultations and provide our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay. Schedule a free evaluation today to discuss your case with an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer.
The Dixon Injury Firm
9666 Olive Blvd #202,
St. Louis, MO 63132
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