Metallosis From DePuy Hip Implants

Ohio DePuy Hip Implant Metallosis Injury Lawyers

In addition to claims involving DePuy hip replacements becoming loose, requiring surgical revision, our DePuy hip implant lawyers are investigating claims involving DePuy hip implants causing Metallosis, more commonly known as metal poisoning.

Metallosis occurs when toxic levels of metal build up in the body. Metal-on-metal hip implants can shed metal particles into the body, causing this condition. Routine blood testing can detect toxic levels of metal build up. Unfortunately, many consumers who received DePuy metal-on-metal hip implants experienced high levels of chromium and cobalt in their bodies.

Metal poisoning can be very serious. Symptoms include bone and tissue death and severe pain.

The components in DePuy metal-on-metal hips include cobalt and chromium. While the human body maintains some cobalt and chromium for health cell growth, excessive levels of these metals can lead to serious health risks, including tissue or bone death – often call “necrosis.” Metallosis can also cause other health issues, including:

  • loosening of the hip implant
  • infection
  • nerve problems
  • visual or hearing impairment

If you or a loved one has suffered metal poisoning as a result of a DePuy hip replacement

If you or a loved one has suffered metal poisoning as a result of a DePuy hip replacement, contact the Ohio DePuy attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List. Our pharmaceutical injury attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of people who have suffered injury or death as a result of a dangerous drug or defective medical device. There is no cost for an initial consultation.


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