As the name suggests, the implants use metal for both the ball and the socket joint and concerns have been raised on two fronts. Firstly, the joints appear to be wearing down faster than expected causing deterioration to the bone and tissue around the hip. Secondly, metal fragments may be chipping or grinding off the implant causing metal to enter the blood stream. Our website is designed to let you know what signs to look for, what steps you should take and how we can help you seek legal advice.
The first thing you should do if you think you may be affected by the issues raised on this site is to contact us. We are certainly not trying to make light of what is a very serious situation but we have spoken to clients in the past who have been worried for months about the position they find themselves in through no fault of their own and have endured considerable stress and anxiety during this period.
We do not claim to have a magic wand that can rectify the situation immediately but time and time again clients tell us that after speaking to us they feel that a weight has been lifted off their shoulders and they finally feel that they are doing something positive to get their lives back on track.
Although not essential it would be useful if you have the following information to hand: where and when was your operation carried out; do you know if your implant is metal on metal; have you sought legal advice before on this specific issue; and have you sought medical advice in relation to your implant?
Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms:- pain or swelling around the hip, chest pain or any breathing difficulties, tiredness/weakness, problems with vision or hearing, feeling cold or numb? Please note that he symptoms highlighted do not necessarily mean that metal has entered your blood stream but it will allow us to prioritise your enquiry.
Call 0800 122 3130, anytime 24/7 to get free, no obligation advice.