What Are Hip Replacements?

By James Parker
August 20, 2021

Medical technology has allowed doctors to vastly improve patients’ lives. For example, hip replacements have extended the amount of time patients can live independently without being bound to a wheelchair or on crutches. Unfortunately, for all their benefits, some defective hip implants can have devastating side effects.

Hip replacements come in a variety of materials from metal, plastic, or ceramic materials that allows the implant to be flexible yet sturdy. While many implants can function normally, metal-on-metal implants typically have the worst effects. Some of these effects include:

  • Metallosis (poisoning from high levels of metal in the blood)
  • Infection of the implant area
  • Hypersensitivity skin rash
  • Cardiac muscle damage (cardiomyopathy)
  • Neurological changes including auditory or visual impairments
  • Psychological changes including depression or cognitive impairment
  • Kidney function impairment
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Calcification of soft tissue (Heterotopic ossification)
  • Bone death (Avascular necrosis)

Fixing these complications can require revision surgeries, medical interventions, and a number of expensive procedures.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a hip replacement, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses. In order to join the mass tort lawsuits, you will need the help of a mass torts attorney. Mass torts attorneys can advocate for your case among hundreds of other plaintiffs and can represent your interests in settlement agreements. The best place to find a mass torts attorney is Attorney at Law.

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