"Sometimes I hear popping and grinding sounds, like metal-on-metal,' He adds. "I think it is time to see another surgeon and possibly a defective products attorney.
I’m in more pain now than before; I think I was better off without the surgery. I’m 40 and in good shape; I worked out before my injury but now I try to walk but it causes even more pain, and naturally I’ve gained weight because I can’t exercise.
I have three kids and it’s tough trying to play with them. I don’t have any activity in my left leg and right now I’m lying down in pain. All I get from my doctor are painkillers and oxycontin so now I’m addicted to this narcotic—I take 4-6 pills a day—and sleeping pills every night.
I was hoping that this Zimmer hip would get me back to work because I can’t afford this; I have to support my family on my disability check and I have lost my home and car because of this hip replacement.
I honestly think this hip is defective and they weren’t thoroughly tested, but I don’t know who to see. My primary physician doesn’t want me to go back to work because he sees how much pain I am in but my insurer is pushing for me to retrain for another job and cut off my disability benefits. Then I will be nowhere.
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I went online and googled ‘zimmer hips’ and I was shocked at what I read: so many people are complaining about Zimmer. Even though my particular hip is not on the recall, I think it should be added to the list.”
For more information on the Zimmer recall, click the FDA product recall notification (September 2007).