US Drug Watchdog Now Calls its Defective Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Initiative the Largest Medical Device Failure Ever & Their Goal is Getting All Victims Identified

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The US Drug Watchdog is now calling its defective metal-on-metal hip implant initiative the potential largest medical device failure ever. The group believes the metal-on-metal hip implant issue is going to involve most metal-on metal suppliers to US recipients, and they say, "We think the numbers of failed metal-on-metal hip implant recipients in the United States will be in the 100,000's, and we intend to do our best to identify everyone of them, to insure they get the absolute best possible attorneys, and compensation." According to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device's ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on-metal hip implant recipient if their hip implant has already failed, or if the hip implant recipient is suffering the symptoms of a metal-on metal hip implant failure. Symptoms include pain in the area of the hip implant, swelling in the area of the hip implant, loss of mobility, or loss of flexibility with the hip implant. Victims are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via the web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

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From 2005 to 2006, nearly 40,000 metal-on-metal hip replacements were performed in the USA, accounting for 32% of all hip replacements during that time. About 500,000 people are now estimated have them.

The US Drug Watchdog is gearing up for a major initiative aimed at identifying every US citizen, who has had a metal-on metal hip implant installed since 2005, only to see the hip implant device fail. The US Drug Watchdog's metal-on-metal hip implant initiative is also focused on making sure all victims of a metal-on-metal hip implant get to the very best attorneys, in order to see to it they are properly compensated. Symptoms of a failed metal-on-metal hip implant failure include swelling, pain in the area of the hip implant, lack of flexibility, or loss of mobility. According to USA Today on February 8th 2012, "In a 12-month period from 2005 to 2006, nearly 40,000 metal-on-metal hip replacements were performed in the USA, accounting for 32% of all hip replacements during that time, the American Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons said. About 500,000 people are estimated have them. About 285,000 hip replacements are performed a year, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any US hip implant recipient, who received a metal-on-metal hip implant device after 2005, and whose metal-on-metal hip implant device has either already failed, or the recipient is experiencing symptoms of a hip implant failure. For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device, or recalled drug initiative work, is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall, or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. If you have a friend, or loved one, who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed, or is showing symptoms of a failure, such as swelling, pain in the region of the hip, loss of flexibility, or loss of mobility, please have them call us at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

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