Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Implants
If you or someone you know has been implanted with a one of the following Hip Replacement Systems or if you have undergone or are scheduled to undergo a revision surgery of one of the following Hip Replacement Systems, you may be entitled to compensation For a free consultation, contact Riddle & Brantley. by clicking here or by calling toll-free (800) 525-7111.
Metal on Metal Hip Implant Brands:
- DePuy ASR™
- DePuy Pinnacle®
- Zimmer Durom®
- Wright Medical Conserve®
- Wright Medical Profemur® Z (fractured stems)
- Biomet M2A -Magnum™
- Stryker® Rejuvenate
- Stryker® ABG II
- Smith and Nephew R3
Metal on Metal Hip Problems:
Last month the FDA issued a report with data suggesting that metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are more likely to fail than other hip implant devices. Following this report, the FDA’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel, concluded that there are very few, if any, reasons to keep using metal-on-metal hip implants. They recommend that metal-on-metal hip implant patients undergo continued monitoring including regular X-rays and blood testing for metal levels to ensure that their implant is not failing.
The FDA requests that the hip implant manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Holdings Inc. and Biomet Inc. conduct long-term follow-up studies of their metal-on-metal hip implant products on the US market.
Consumer Alerts Regarding Recent Metal-on-Metal Recalls:
- Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II:
On July 6, 2012, Stryker® Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems due to the potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. These risks include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions such as metallosis manifesting with pain and/or swelling, psuedotumors, loosening, inflammation of surrounding tissues, and immobility. While these hips are not metal-on-metal, the corrosion of the modular neck/stem creates the same dangers as the metal-on-metal hip implants.
- Smith & Nephew R3 Metal Liner:
On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew issued a voluntary recall of its metal liner used in its R3 hip devices, following a higher than normal level of patient problems with the device. Reports of patients with the device have experienced problems including infections, fractures, and dislocations.
Get Legal Guidance On Your Metal on Metal Hip Implant Injury Claim
The Lawyers at Riddle & Brantley are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured or harmed due to a defective medical device including a metal on metal hip implant. With more than 160 years combined legal experience, our team of lawyers will provide comprehensive legal counsel on your situation and help guide you through the entire process of your claim.
We have various offices across the state including Raleigh, Goldsboro, Jacksonville and Kinston and we serve the entire state of North Carolina. To learn more about your legal rights, contact us at (800) 525-7111 or complete the free case review form located at the top right hand corner of this page and your claim will be reviewed right away. One of our intake members will have your case reviewed by a knowledgeable defective hip lawyer after a few preliminary questions.