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Thousands Sue Over Hip Implants

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Across the country, thousands of people are suing the makers of metal-on-metal hip implants, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. One Florida attorney is handling more than 100 of those lawsuits. Patients claim the hips have caused them nothing but pain and problems, and fail after just a few years.  (Editor’s note: Users may encounter paywall.) 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.