Hip Implant Patients in Danger of Contracting Metallosis
Did you know that Metallic poisoning – also known as metallosis – is among the most damaging side effects of a defective metal-on-metal hip implant? The heavy metals chromium and cobalt have been found to enter the circulatory system of a patient through the lower portion of the hip. It also acts as a gateway for toxic debris to enter the bloodstream.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13: Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip. Click here to learn more.
DePuy™ hip implant devices are now being recalled nationwide after physicians linked metallic particles released from the device to vision loss, muscle damage, hip pain, hearing loss, and extensive soft tissue damage. Hip replacement recall victims are encouraged to immediately schedule a doctor’s appointment. Comprehensive diagnostic tests should determine the extent of any hip implant failure and identify the presence of toxic metals in the bloodstream.
Do I have a DePuy Hip Replacement Metallosis Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in defective artificial hip lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective hip device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.