Recovery from hip replacement surgery is difficult enough. The last thing patients want to hear is that their implant is poisoning them.
While metal-on-metal was once touted as being more durable and advanced than previous hip implants, patients are being poisoned as the metal ball and socket grind together and shed metal pieces into the bloodstream. These fragments can cause metal poisoning and other serious health problems.
The implant can also loosen as it wears down the surrounding bone. These complications all point to hip implant failure. The Stryker hip replacement recall is in response to the debilitating complications that require patients to go through painful revision surgery.
Symptoms associated with metal poisoning are:
If you think you may have a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit, talk to a hip recall lawyer at Anapol Schwartz. Call (888) 522-3636 today.