Hip Implants

Las Vegas Mass Tort Law Firm

The Las Vegas mass tort law firm of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez is now accepting new claims for any injuries or issues with certain metal-on-metal hip system implants.

Certain hip system implants have metal-on-metal design and some manufacturers have failed to alert the public of the known risks involved with these devices. At GGRM, clients who have come forward with this claim have reported a variety of complications requiring painful and invasive surgeries to correct problems to replace defective hip implants.

Hip replacement makers have a legal duty to properly design, manufacture, and test the safety of their products. They have a responsibility to accurately market products and warn the public about health risks associated with their medical devices. When companies fail or ignore those responsibilities, patients suffer. If you or someone you know has been harmed by a hip system implant, then our law firm wants to hear from you.

Not sure if this pertains to you? The following is a quick look at what you need to know about defective hip implants, their dangers, and steps to take in order to file a claim:

The Promises & The Dangerous Reality of Metal-on-Metal Implants

Hip replacement surgery is among the most common joint replacement procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, hip replacement procedures provide relief and restore normal functions in 90 to 95 percent of patients. But not everyone enjoys such a success rate.

Certain types of metal-on-metal implants are prone to fail and cause injury. Once hailed as a technological breakthrough promising to extend the lifespan of artificial hip joints, these systems were quickly found to fail at much higher-than-anticipated rates. Additionally, their all-metal construction caused some patients to suffer from metallosis, a condition resulting when microscopic metal particles shed from the medical implant and became implanted in the patient’s tissue. Some of the adverse reactions and medical problems experienced by patients with this style of hip implant include:

  • Cardiomyopathy, which refers to diseases of the heart muscle
  • Hypersensitive reactions like skin rashes
  • Neurological changes including sensory-based issues like auditory or visual impairments
  • Psychological reactions or changes, such as depression or cognitive impairments
  • Renal function impairments
  • Thyroid dysfunction, including fatigue, weight gain, or constant state of feeling cold
  • Severe pain radiating from the implant’s general area
  • Necrosis, which is the premature death of body tissue, or soft tissue damage due to the body’s exposure to metal particles throughout use

Fast-Track Your Claim with GGRM

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or complications related to a metal-on-metal hip implant, let us help. Our mass tort law firm in Las Vegas will investigate your case and get you justice and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact GGRM at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation today.