Is a metal hip replacement dangerous? | Bart Durham Injury Law

Is a metal hip replacement dangerous?

Nobody wants to hear that he or she requires a hip implant, as this means something has gone wrong. Fortunately, in today's modern world, this is a relatively simple procedure thanks to the use of advanced technology and modern products.

Conversely, there are times when mistakes are made, such as the use of a metal hip replacement.

Many years ago, metal hip replacements were all the rage. There were several reasons for this, including the fact that they were thought to be more durable than those made of plastic or ceramic.

While this sounded like a good idea at the time, it eventually led to a variety of health concerns.

In many cases, patients found that a flawed design caused more harm than good. For example, after a few years in their body, toxic metals were released. When this happened, the patient required a second surgery to address the concern.

With all these complications coming to light, some manufacturers decided to withdraw their metal hip implants from the market. Even so, this didn't do anything for those who were already injured and dealing with the subsequent pain and discomfort.

If you were injured by the use of a metal him implant, you may be able to file a lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation.

There is nothing simple about a medical malpractice lawsuit, but this may be just what you need in order to receive a financial reward. With this money, you will have an easier time dealing with the expenses and pain and suffering that resulted from the metal implant.

Source: FindLaw, "Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit," accessed Nov. 10, 2016

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