Our expert legal team at Goldberg & Rosen is proud to represent individuals who have been injured and experienced metal toxicity due to dangerous hip implants sold by OMNI Life Sciences, Inc. If you or a loved one has experienced medical complications after receiving an Apex K2 implant, our attorneys may be able to help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, injuries and other damages.
An Overview of Apex K2 Hip Implants
The Apex K2 hip implant is manufactured by medical device maker OMNI Life Science, Inc. When it arrived on the market, it was revolutionary due to its ability to offer 96 different combinations for the device head and neck, so surgeons could create a perfect match for each patient’s unique body type. In 2004, Apex K2 hip implants achieved FDA approval and were most commonly used to:
- Treat osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis and other non-inflammatory degenerative joint diseases.
- Treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- Correct a functional deformity or congenital dislocation.
- Revise procedures where other devices may have failed.
- Treat fractures of the proximal femur.
Common symptoms of metallosis include:
- Difficulty hearing, and in severe cases, deafness.
- Cardiomyopathy, including heart failure.
- Cognitive impairment.
- Implant loosening and noise coming from the hip.
- Skin rashes.
- Thyroid problems.
- Vision problems, and in severe cases, blindness.
Unfortunately, metallosis isn’t the only complication associated with Apex K2 Hip Implants. The hip stems are more prone to breaking at the neck, which leads to patients requiring emergency surgery. It’s also common for fractures of the femur to occur around the stem.
Is there an Apex K2 hip implant recall?
Despite the fact that Apex K2 hip implants are known to be associated with a number of serious complications, no recalls have yet been issued in the United States. However, approval for the implant was cancelled in Australia in 2012 after it was found that the device had a higher than expected revision rate of 5.5% at one year after implantation and 9.3% at three years.
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