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Suffering of Thousands Prompts FDA Hearing about Hip Implants
Date:6/28/2012

Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Patricia Lorenz of Whitehall, PA and her lawyer Melissa Hague of the Anapol Schwartz law firm went before the Food and Drug Administration yesterday to testify on behalf of her husband Stephen about the horrendous pain and suffering caused by his defective metal-on-metal hip implants. The devices have transfixed the 51-year-old man with constant pain.

At issue during the meeting is whether or not the FDA should apply stronger standards for metal-on-metal hip implants that have been failing at an alarming rate. Since metal-on-metal implants first began to be introduced in the U.S. around the year 2000, medical device reports of adverse events have risen at an astonishing rate. The baseline total of 10 complaints in 2000 has risen over 120,000 percent to 12,137 for 2011.*

“What makes this situation so dreadful is that the implants were marketed primarily to younger patients,” says Melissa Hague, attorney for Lorenz in the matter Lorenz v. DePuy et al.** “The debilitating pain could conceivably go on for years, and a person can’t undergo an unlimited number of hip transplants.”

One of Lorenz’s biggest problems has been trying to find a surgeon who will take out his defective devices that have poisoned his blood with cobalt and chromium. The metals are considered toxic to the human body and can lead to many systemic problems in addition to routinely damaging a patient’s tissue and bone in the hip area as documented by the National Institutes of Health. Doctors remain reluctant to remove the devices too quickly however, because the risks associated with revision surgery can be worse than the initial procedure. Surgeons also lack fundamental scientific guidelines on which to base the decision to replace the devices.

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