While artificial hips are created to improve the quality of life of an individual, these replacements can lead to serious pain, discomfort and further loss of mobility. As a result, many patients who experienced complications require secondary surgery or revisions to replace the artificial hip. In some cases, this can be as soon as two years following the original surgery.
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Many of these cases center on metal-on-metal designs for these hip replacements. The design of these devices is fundamentally flawed, leaving the door open for serious complications and device failure.
In some instances, there is too much clearance between the ball and cup of the artificial hip. This allows the system to move, becoming disconnected from the body, causing pain and limiting mobility. The other extreme that often occurs is when too little clearance is allowed between the ball and cup, causing friction and the metal components to grind. Because of this, particles actually chip off into the body and bloodstream, resulting in dangerous levels of toxicity in the blood.
The failure rate for metal-on-metal hip replacements, particularly DePuy systems, is unreasonably high. If you have had to have a secondary surgery or revision, or if you have experienced pain and complications from your artificial hip, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.
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At Clark, Love & Hutson, PLLC, we are committed to achieving compensation for individuals who have been hurt by the hip replacement they trusted or have had to prematurely undergo a revision of their hip replacement.
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