Various Health Risks Attributed to Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
Joint issues are common as we age and also after suffering from an injury. These issues could result in arthritis, tearing, weakening or other problems that stick with us and get worse the more strain we put on the ailing joints. Often, the best course of action is surgery to replace the joints in question, either partially or completely. Unfortunately, a practice in hip replacement surgery has been found to cause a wide array of health problems and make matters worse.
If surgeons implant a metal-on-metal artificial hip, the friction between the parts can end up causing irritation and even inflammation. After recovering from the implant surgery and getting accustomed to the replacements, many patients have logged complaints directed specifically to these kinds of implants. The issues ranged from discomfort, pain, swelling, and problems walking to a feeling of loosening, fracturing, and even dislocation. As of now, many metal-on-metal implants have been discontinued, but not quite all of them.
In response to these critical issues, patients suffering from problems with their metal-on-metal implants may qualify for compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered from ailments after undergoing hip replacement surgery, call a lawyer today.