The main argument for metal-on-metal hip implants and knee replacements was superior durability and function. Manufacturers targeted middle-aged people and “young” senior citizens who wanted to maintain an active life after their natural hip joints gave out. Instead of lasting 15 years or more as promised, an alarming rate of metal-on-metal (MoM) implants have failed within a few short years.
Complications range from chronic pain or loosening of the implant to illness and tissue damage from microscopic heavy metal particles (metallosis). Thousands of recipients have been forced to undergo revision surgery to remove recalled or defective implants.
The Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., represents recipients of metal-on-metal knee replacements, hip replacements and hip resurfacing systems. We pursue both product liability lawsuits and medical malpractice lawsuits for the hardships and irreversible harm from defects or negligent implantation.
Several brands of metal-on-metal hip implants and knee replacements have been recalled by the manufacturers in the wake of widespread complaints. Other brands not recalled have been subject to so many lawsuits that federal courts have consolidated those cases. Our lawyers have experience with class action litigation. We also pursue individual lawsuits against surgeons and medical device manufacturers.
Contact us about complications of knee or hip implants from the following manufacturers:
We can determine if your make and model has been subject to recall, certified for multidistrict litigation (“class action”) or subject to FDA complaints or investigation. From there, we can explain your possible legal remedies.
Our legal team serves clients in New Orleans, statewide Louisiana and beyond. We will pursue the compensation you deserve for surgical intervention and medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and any permanent disability (including damages if you are no longer a candidate for hip replacement or knee replacement).
To schedule a free initial consultation with a New Orleans metal-on-metal hip implant attorney, contact us online or call (504) 500-5000 today. If possible, be prepared with specifics about the manufacturer and model number, the surgeon who implanted the device, and all your symptoms.
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