Metal-on-metal hip replacements used throughout the mid-2000s and early 2010s can cause permanent physical damage to patients. Studies show that the metal debris from this type of hip replacement can destroy bone, muscle, and tissue around the implant. Furthermore, the metal debris can travel through the body and cause hearing loss, organ damage, heart problems, vision issues, and other life-threatening consequences. Many people with metal-on-metal hip implants need revision surgery to remove the damaged parts and replace them with a new hip implant, leading to a long road to recovery.
The companies that made and sold metal-on-metal hips either recalled them or quietly removed them from the market and no longer sell them. Tens of thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against the companies that produced these hips, and plaintiffs have won multi-million dollar trial verdicts against them. Lawsuits are ongoing against Johnson & Johnson for their DePuy Pinnacle hip and Biomet Orthopaedics for their M2a Magnum hips.
Cases currently being reviewed involve the following hip brands:
- Zimmer Biomet Magnum M2a
- DePuy Pinnacle by Johnson & Johnson
- Exactech Connexion GXL
- Stryker Rejuvenate
- Stryker ABG II
- DePuy ASR
- Zimmer Durom
- Wright Medical Conserve
- Wright Medical Profemur
In the event you or a loved one are suffering from a metal-on-metal hip, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our office at 800-343-8537 and one of our attorneys will be able to advise you of your options and make sure you don’t miss any filing deadlines.