How can I tell if I have a metal-on-metal hip implant?
Minneapolis personal injury lawyer Bill Sieben explains ways people can tell if they have had a metal-on-metal hip implant.
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Well, most orthopedic clinics – yeah, sure, how would you know if you have a metal-on-metal hip implant? Another excellent question. Most clinics, when there is a recall, will tell their patients, “Look, you received a metal-on-metal hip implant from Depuy,” or whatever manufacturer it is, “You may want to contact Depuy or an attorney to have your rights ascertained.” Many, if not most, orthopedic clinics are telling their patients that.
The ones that don’t, now I mean this has been in the marketplace for four years, that there are these significant problems, so we’re getting calls still to this day from people not know what they’ve got. And what we do is we give the client a simple authorization so that we can get their surgical records and within a matter of weeks we can determine if the individual has a metal-on-metal implant or not.