Hip replacements are becoming more and more common in today’s society. In fact, it is estimated that there are up to 332,000 total hip replacements performed each year. Their prevalence is likely to increase by an estimated 174% over the next 15 years largely due to a huge swell in elderly patients and baby boomers.
Typically artificial joints are very successful and greatly improve the quality of life of those who receive them. While hip replacements have generally proven successful, the increase in procedures has led to an increase in defects. For many recipients, hip replacements which were implanted as a means to reduce pain and increase mobility, have unfortunately led to complications that are far more debilitating.
One of the most common causes for hip replacement defects is the consequence of faulty designs and serious complications like metallosis. The problems have become increasingly common, so much that one manufacturer, DePuy, has set aside $2.5 billion to settle claims on their hip products.
Below you will find more information about DePuy ad their ASR hip implant and the complications associated with them. If you have had a hip implant and can identify with any of the symptoms listed on the infographic below, it’s time to call Pete at Lowe Law Group.