A recent article in the New York Times shed some much needed light on a problem that will grow larger and larger. The number of complaints filed with the Federal Drug Administration concerning artificial hip implants rose dramatically in the last couple of years. According to the article, there were 5,000 complaints this year alone.
The use of artificial hips became a very common orthopedic surgical procedure over the last decade and the use of all metal hips accounted for nearly one-third of the estimated 250,000 replacements performed each year. Patients have started to have severe problems with the hip implants necessitating removal and causing long term debilitating injury. A large number of lawsuits have been filed and it is expected that many more will be as more and more individuals have problems. Artificial hip implant complaints are currently being reviewed by Arkansas injury lawyers.
If you or a family member has problems with a artificial hip or have questions whether the artificial hip is part of a recall, please contact an Arkansas injury lawyer so that your rights can be protected.