Thousands of Implants Have Been Recalled
Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, P.C. is currently representing individuals across the country that have metal-on-metal hip implants and were injured as a result of being implanted with this device. Metal-on-metal implants are hip replacement components that have both a metal ball and a metal socket. These implants are prematurely failing at unusually high rates causing metal ions to be released from the implant into the blood stream which can cause pain, pseudo tumors, and often requires revision surgery.
Many patients are having unexplained intense hip, thigh and groin pain, component loosening, component misalignment, infections, bone fractures, dislocation, difficulty walking or standing, and loss of muscle mass. Additionally, patients with metal-on-metal hip implants are subjected to increased risk of metallosis (toxic cobalt levels), ALVAL (aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesion), which is an adverse tissue reaction to metal particles and ions, and pseudotumors (a soft tissue mass that may be the result of a toxic reaction to an excess of particulate metal wear debris) from cobalt metal ions released from the implant into the blood stream.
PDH is investigating these Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants: