There are many different reasons an individual would require hip replacement surgery; arthritis, wear and tear on the hip joint and congenital abnormalities all being factors.
While the surgery can improve a patient’s way of life it does come with some risk. Usually metal-on-metal hip implants are relatively trouble-free, however, some metal-on-metal implants can cause further problems. If this occurs it can create wear on the implant resulting in small amounts of debris which can cause the bone to start eroding.
In 2010, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a safety alerts to ensure that all metal-on-metal hips are followed up for 5 years to check for wear on the implant.
If you have had problems relating to a metal on metal hip implant, Moore Blatch could help you claim compensation. Our specialist team have extensive knowledge with some formerly working as doctors, nurses or midwives, putting us in a excellent position to understand your claim from both the medical and the legal standpoints. Our entire team is knowledgeable of the investigation process and techniques used to gather evidence in a personal injury claim.