While hip replacements are meant to aid patients who have suffered from damaged or fractured hip joints, friction from artificial joints can lead to metal particles breaking off. These particles from metal hip replacements can then make their way into the bloodstream, leading to serious health issues.

We Handle a Variety of Defective Hip Implant Cases

There are various side effects that come with hip implant damage. Our Utah defective medical device lawyers at Robert J. DeBry have seen this damage in the following implants:

  • Wright Medical PROFEMUR® Total Hip System
    The failure rate for the PROFEMUR reaches a high 11.2 percent, however, has not been recalled. This implant made its way to the market through the 510(k)-approval process, often allowing products to hit the shelf without undergoing testing. This implant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it can lead to serious injury.
  • DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System and ASR™ XL Acetabular System
    After receiving the implants, one in eight patients required revision surgery after only five short years. Since hitting the market in 2004 and later in 2010, the ASR XL and ASR Hip implants have been recalled.
  • Stryker® Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and ABG-II Modular-Neck Hip Stem
    Stryker Orthopedics recalled these implants after the discovery of metal-on-metal joint wear and tear. Metallosis, a dangerous build-up of particles in the bloodstream can require hospitalization and revision surgeries.
  • Zimmer Durom® Cup
    The Zimmer Durom Cup has been linked to high failure rates and health problems due to metal particles. The FDA requested details of cobalt and chromium levels in patients who received the implant in 2011.
  • Biomet® M2a-Magnum™ Hip Implant System
    Side effects produced by this implant range from acetabular cup loosening to chronic pain caused by bone loss and metal poisoning. Since 2009, the number of side effects caused by these implants rose by 800 percent.

The Utah defective medical lawyers at Robert J. DeBry want to hear about your case if you were injured due to a hip implant. Fill out our free initial consultation form or call us at (801) 988-9289.