Metal on Metal HIPSThere are growing safety concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, which recent studies suggest are more likely to fail than traditional plastic hips.

Metal hip joints have been under scrutiny due to reports of pain and swelling that have sometimes required removal.

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled roughly 90,000 DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System hip implants and DePuy ASR hip resurfacing implants.

The FDA has asked device companies to conduct additional follow-up studies to monitor problems with the implants. Recently, British experts said doctors should stop using metal hip joints because data shows they have to be fixed or replaced more often than older implants.

In addition to the hips recalled by Johnson & Johnson, we are also investigating possible actions against other metal-on-metal hip components including hip products made by Stryker, Wright, and Zimmer.

Individuals who have “metal on metal” hip implants should see their doctors about any concerns, especially if they are experiencing problems such as unexplained hip pain, or loosening of their implant, or failure of hip replacement, or have had or need to have additional hip surgery to replace their implant.

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these problems with your hip implant you may have a significant claim. Our law firm does not represent the manufactures of any hip implant devices, but rather we are handling personal injury hip implant cases against those manufacturers. For more information contact Mike Miller at or call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free). Also visit our website at

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