Thanks to miraculous progress in technology and the medical field today, many people regardless of age, and sometimes serious injuries, are able to maintain their ability to walk without pain, and with full mobility in their legs because of hip implants. However, in some unfortunate situations the metal devices have devastating defects that can cause excruciating and debilitating pain in a patient.
Metal-on-Metal Implants with Defective Parts
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has noted that metal-on-metal implants sometimes cause soft tissue damage due to shards of metal being released into the body of individuals who have received this type of implant.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled many of these implant devices, and numerous patients must have additional hip surgeries to replace the defective parts. These patients often suffer loss of soft tissue surrounding the implant. It is also believed that these metal shards cause additional health issues in the patient’s body, and can enter the patient’s bloodstream. Some patients have experienced issues with their heart, nervous system and/or thyroid.
If a patient suffers minor pain caused by a defective implant device, or major pain caused by the defective device, they should not have to be concerned about the potential catastrophic effects of a medical device being implanted in their bodies.
Medical malpractice lawsuits not only involve negligence or medical errors caused by doctors or other medical personnel, but also defective medical products produced by the manufacturing company. In these types of lawsuits, the patient files a suit against the company producing the defective medical device instead of the medical professional.
Contact an Austin Hip Implant Lawyer
Austin Hip Implant Lawyers at Shaw Cowart Law Firm have the expertise to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering due to these defective medical devices. Contact our law firm today.