With an eye toward an aging population who work at remaining active long into their
sixties and seventies, manufacturers began marketing metal-on-metal hip implants.
These new implants were touted as lasting from ten to twenty years with no safety
concerns noted by the manufacturers. All-metal hip implants literally stormed the
market, pushing out the ceramic and polyethylene implants which had been used successfully
for decades. Unfortunately, as your hip recall attorney can tell you, manufacturers
of the metal hip implants failed to fully test the implants for safety or possibly
were aware of safety concerns yet continued to market the implants in response to
financial greed. A flurry of metal hip recalls soon followed, requiring victims
to turn to a knowledgeable hip recall attorney for help. Over 500,000 people received
a metal-on-metal hip implant, and thousands of those have been forced to consult
a hip recall attorney after suffering serious harm to their health.
A knowledgeable hip recall attorney can assess the level of harm done to victims
of metal hip implants, offering both compassion and options. In fact, your hip recall
attorney has the specific knowledge of all the metal hip recalls to determine just
what your damages are, and aggressively pursue them on your behalf. A recent recall
for one manufacturer’s metal hip replacement cautioned recipients about “fretting
and corrosion” which can, in turn, lead to microscopic metal ion debris flooding
the body. When those metal ions lodge in the surrounding hip tissues, inflammation
occurs, causing pain to the implant recipient. A qualified hip recall attorney can
also counsel victims of metal hip implants about the many symptoms of metal toxicity
or metal poisoning which occur when the metal ions enter the bloodstream.
When a Hip Implant Recall Attorney Can Help You Get Your Life Back on Track
Your hip recall attorney knows that finding out a medical device you believed to
be safe is actually faulty can be extremely distressing. Many consumers feel reassured
when a manufacturer announces a product recall however a recall does not necessarily
warrant your trust. As a qualified hip recall attorney can tell you, the recall
may be just the “tip of the iceberg.” Metal hip manufacturers who issue a recall
may be facing considerable financial liability for marketing a dangerous or defective
product. Your hip recall attorney will work hard to ensure you are not taken advantage
of and that the manufacturer of your metal hip implant is not allowed to blame you
for the failure of your implant.
Consult Your Hip Recall Attorney before Signing Anything
In order to protect your rights and your future, your hip recall attorney will want
to read every document provided by the manufacturer of your hip implant. Signing
paperwork without speaking to your hip recall attorney could leave you unable to
file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover your medical expenses, lost
wages, or pain and suffering. Remember that compensation is usually limited under
recalls and may not fully cover your future medical expenses. Your hip recall attorney
may counsel you to file a lawsuit in order to fully recoup your losses. For instance,
one manufacturer who issued a metal hip recall did not mention potential losses
such as lost wages, pain and suffering, only offering to cover the costs of a revision
surgery. Your hip recall attorney has your best interests at heart and will work
hard to protect your future.
For those victims of a metal hip implant who have spent thousands—or hundreds of
thousands—of dollars on medical expenses directly related to a defective hip implant,
a recall offer by the manufacturer may seem terribly unfair. Your hip recall attorney
may caution you to be careful when speaking to a manufacturer’s representative.
The makers of these defective devices will do their best to collect health information
from you which they will then use to limit your legal claims. Remember also that
the treatment being offered under the recall may not be appropriate for you. You,
your physician and your hip replacement recall attorney must work together in order
to determine the best course of action for you. Find a trusted hip recall attorney
then refrain from doing anything without his or her advice.
Getting Help from Your Hip Implant Recall Attorney
If you have suffered damage from a metal hip implant, a hip recall attorney from
the Sullo & Sullo Law Firm may be able to help you. We understand your injuries
may be serious and your health may be severely compromised. An experienced hip recall
attorney from our firm will fight to protect your rights and work hard on your case.