When introduced, all-metal hip replacement devices claimed to last longer than other implants on the market. But the devices – specifically those manufactured by Wright, Stryker and DePuy – failed early, resulting in extremely invasive hip revision surgeries.
These metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers are now involved in several lawsuits because of the complications patients suffered in receiving defective devices. Hip replacement manufacturers are under a legal obligation to properly test the safety of their devices before releasing them into the medical market. When these companies fail to do so, and then release a faulty product or fail to warn the public of its risks, patients who experience injury or the complications associated with it – such as metal poisoning, pain, decreased mobility, hip joint failure, infection or hip revision surgery – are able to take legal recourse.