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Both my parents have undergone hip replacement surgery and have received metal-on-metal hip replacements. Are they equally at risk of something going wrong? Do they need a Des Moines hip replacement lawyer now or only if something goes wrong?

It may be difficult for you and for your parents to hear the steady stream of news about the potential problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements. You must be worried about their health and eager to take steps to protect them.

While both your parents are at risk of suffering the consequences from a defective metal-on-metal hip replacement, your mother may be at greater risk of such a complication. A recent study suggests that females may be at slightly greater risk of injury than males from defective hip replacements. The study did not look specifically at all-metal hips, but rather at all types of hip replacements. The study found that women were 29 percent more likely than men to need repeat surgery within the first three years of having hip replacement surgery.

If your parents are currently healthy and have not experienced any problems with their hip replacements then you do not need to contact a Des Moines hip replacement attorney. However, if that changes and they do experience complications then it will be important to contact an orthopedic surgeon and Des Moines class action lawyer as soon as possible to protect their rights.

For more information, we encourage you to browse the resources available on our website and to contact us directly at 1-800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham