Metal On Metal Implants

Tom Herren and Chuck Adams have extensive experience in products liability litigation and we are currently assisting clients who have Metal on Metal total joint implants.

We are aware that on January 17, 2013 the FDA released a safety alert warning of complications occurring with Metal-on-Metal Hip or Knee implants.

It has been reported that when the metal ball and metal cup of the hip implant slide against each other during movement such as walking and running, it causes metal to be released into the body. The metal, in the form of tiny particles, rubs off of the metal joint components. This can cause damage to bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint.

Soft tissue damage may lead to pain, implant loosening, device failure and the need for revision surgery. Some of the metal released will enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, where it may cause symptoms or illnesses. Presently, the FDA does not have enough scientific data to specify the concentration of metal ions in a person's body or blood necessary to produce side effects as each individual's reaction to the metal and symptoms from the differs.

There are several companies that manufacture Metal-on-Metal implants including Zimmer, Wright, Stryker, DePuy and Biomet.

We are located in Central Kentucky and we are here to serve you. We are personally interviewing prospective clients who may have been affected by a Metal-on-Metal Hip or Knee Implant. We welcome you to call (859) 254-0024.