Metal-On-Metal Implants Lawsuit


The trouble with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants is that when the metal ball and socket rub against each other, metal particles can be released into the bloodstream, leading to cobalt-chromium poisoning. For that reason, many orthopedics companies have ceased the production of MoM implants.

Millions of dollars have already been paid to plaintiffs in a number of metal-on-metal orthopedic hip device lawsuits. If you or a loved one has suffered complications from the Zimmer, DePuy, Biomet, Wright, or Smith & Nephew orthopedic device, a metal-on-metal orthopedic device lawyer may be able to help.


Side effects may include:

  • Blood test results that show high levels of chromium and cobalt caused by metal debris
  • Bone loss caused by device loosening
  • Clicking, popping or grinding in the area of the hip implant
  • Difficulty and pain when walking, standing or carrying weighted objects
  • Dislocation or loosening of the implant
  • Earlier than normal failure of the hip replacement
  • Fractured hipbone
  • Infection
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Metallosis (metal flakes released into the bloodstream causing metal toxicity, pseudotumors, rash, necrosis or cardiac complications)
  • Rash, indicating necrosis (cell death around the implant manifesting as a rash and eventually causing the loss of local soft bone and tissue)
  • Osteolysis (wearing down and thinning of bones causing pain in the surrounding tissue and potential bone breakage)
  • Pseudotumors (a mass of inflamed cells that resembles a tumor but is actually collected fluids)
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling of hip, thigh or groin area
  • Tissue inflammation