Metal-On-Metal (MOM) Hip Implant: Safety Concerns
A metal-on-metal hip implant is a broad term used to describe a hip replacement device in which both the “ball” and the “socket” are made of metal. As metal is durable, many companies marketed these types of hip replacements to patients as “long-lasting” and “reliable.” Unfortunately, the reality has not lived up to those promises.
As the ball and the socket slide against each other, small metal particles may be released. The wear, tear, and corrosion has the potential to cause major health problems for the patient. In fact, it may lead to the patient developing a condition called metallosis, a type of metal poisoning.
This, in turn, can cause serious complications, including:
- Severe pain
- Bone loss
- Hip dislocation
- Total hip failure
- Muscle breakdown
- Heart problems
When Are Manufacturers Liable?
If you received a metal-on-metal hip implant and you have since developed medical complications or injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit against the responsible medical device manufacturer. Companies have a legal responsibility to put reasonably safe products on the market. There have been serious questions raised about the safety of MOM hip implants. Claims have been raised on the grounds of defective manufacturing, design flaws, and inadequate warnings about the risks associated with these medical devices. Under such circumstances, liable entities can be held accountable for your damages.
Maximize Your Financial Recovery
When a metal-on-metal hip replacement goes wrong, a patient is entitled to financial compensation for the full value of their economic and non-economic damages. Sadly, medical device manufacturers and their insurance companies are known to fight these claims aggressively, working to pay out as little as possible in settlements or in litigation.
At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo, NY defective hip implant lawyers work tirelessly to help our clients maximize their settlement offer or trial verdict.
You may be eligible to recover damages for:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Other medical bills and expenses
- Cost to repair or rehabilitate the hip
- Loss of current and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent physical impairment
- Loss of life enjoyment
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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits & Settlements in Buffalo
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In recent decades, metal-on-metal (MOM) hip implants were pushed on patients as a better and more reliable option than other types of hip replacements. Unfortunately, these hip implants carried significant risks that simply were not properly disclosed to patients. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now raised serious public safety concerns regarding metal-on-metal hip replacements.
If you or someone you love was affected by a defective MOM, we encourage you to reach out to our Buffalo metal-on-metal hip replacement litigation lawyers right away to learn how we can help. With years of legal experience and a record of results under our belt, we have what it takes to aggressively pursue the rightful recovery you are owed.
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At Richmond Vona, LLC, our defective medical device lawyers have the skills and experience needed to effectively represent clients who suffered harm as a result of a metal-on-metal hip replacement. To set up a free, completely confidential review of your case, please contact us today. From our Buffalo law office, we serve communities throughout Western New York, including in Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, and Lackawanna.
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