Metal-on-metal hip implants, such as the DePuy ASR, have been shown to cause metal toxicity if the components fail. Metal flakes can irritate and kill body tissues. Worse, metal ions from the implant components spread through the patient’s blood, often causing serious and life-threatening medical complications in other parts of the body.
Some patients experience agonizing pain as a result of metal poisoning. Sometimes there are NO SYMPTOMS at all. The long-term damage, however, can be deadly—and the absence of symptoms may mean that a patient doesn’t know the extreme risks he is facing.
Hip implants can leach cobalt or chromium metal into the human body. The health problems caused by cobalt and chromium are extensive, including:
- Pulmonary syndrome
- Kidney failure
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Thyroid damage
- Skin disorders
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Liver damage
- Elevated cancer risks
- Reproductive system problems, infertility, and birth defects
- DNA mutations
A simple blood test can determine if you have high levels of metal in your body attributable to a defective hip implant.
If you have a DePuy hip implant call now for a FREE CONSULTATION. It’s important that you understand your legal rights at the start, so you don’t have to pay for the medical expenses needed to restore your good health. Act now before it is too late to take part in this case.
Gray & White has successfully been handling defective hip implant cases against DePuy for over a decade. We are one of the few firms in the country with a history of success litigating against DePuy. Contact our Kentucky medical device attorneys by calling 888-450-4456 toll-free or 502-210-8942 locally.