There is a multitude of individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere who have medical products implanted in their bodies to assist in the management of a variety of health conditions. Unfortunately, these devices might not always produce the intended results, and in some cases, such a device could do more harm than good. Defective medical devices run the risk of creating a variety of health concerns, and recent reports indicate that a metal on metal hip implant caused one woman to suffer from metal poisoning.
The incident reportedly began when the woman was set to undergo hip replacement surgery. According to reports, she claims she had been dealing with a hip defect since birth and was told that the hip implant would last as long as 15 to 20 years. However, she says she began experiencing health issues after recovering from the operation.
After visiting a medical facility complaining of constant fatigue and sudden hair loss, doctors began performing tests to diagnose the issue. The results of subsequent blood tests indicated that she was suffering from metal poisoning. The incident has reportedly left her with long-term health concerns such as congestive heart failure, and she also states that her condition caused her to lose her career and her family to lose their home.
Defective medical devices can pose a significant threat to the health of a patient. Individuals who suffer harm under similar circumstances could benefit from speaking with an attorney early on for guidance on their available legal avenues. An attorney in Tennessee can examine a client's injuries and resulting financial needs and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.