The case detailed by the ‘Orthopedics’ report is just another reminder of the serious complications many recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants may face down the road.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Metal-on-metal hip implant side effects may include bursal cysts of the iliopsoas (commonly known as the hip flexor muscles), according to a newly-published case study, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The study, published December 2012 in the journal “Orthopedics,” details the case of a woman who developed lower limb swelling five years after a metal-on-metal total hip replacement procedure. The swelling occurred secondary to a venous obstruction that was the result of a cyst that developed in her iliopsoas bursa. Based in part on findings of high local tissue metal ions, the authors of the case study proposed that the complication was the result of an inflammatory reaction to metal debris that tracked into the iliopsoas bursa and formed a cyst.*
“The case detailed by the ‘Orthopedics’ report is just another reminder of the serious complications many recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants may face down the road,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who sustained injuries from a variety of metal-on-metal hip systems. The firm is currently offering free and confidential lawsuit reviews to individuals who suffered serious complications, including metal poisoning, due to metal-on-metal hip implants.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits
Metal-on-metal hip replacements are currently under review by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), amid concerns that metal particles shed by the implants can result in an adverse local tissue reaction that causes damage to bone and/or tissue surrounding the implant and joint. This can lead to severe pain and loosening of the implant, requiring revision surgery. According to the agency, some case reports have also detailed patients who experienced high levels of metal ions in the bloodstream that may have caused other types of symptoms or illnesses elsewhere in the body, including effects on the heart, nervous system, and thyroid gland.**
Victims of metal-on-metal hip implant injuries including metallosis, pseudo tumors, and premature hip failure, may file lawsuits against the devices’ manufacturers to seek compensation for their injuries. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of people allegedly injured by the DePuy ASR hip implant, as well as the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip device. The firm is also closely following developments in the June 2012 Smith & Nephew metal liner recall and the July 2012 Stryker Rejuvenate recall. Bernstein Liebhard LLP also continues to investigate cases concerning the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant, as well as
Wright Profemur and Conserve metal hip implants.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone injured as a result of a metal-on-metal hip replacement device. A wealth of information about metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits is available at Bernstein Liebhard’s website http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/ , or by calling one of our attorneys at 1-877-779-1414 today.
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