At our defective medical device law firm, our hip replacement lawyers are actively pursuing metallosis lawsuits for patients suffering from metal toxicity poisoning after having a DePuy hip device implanted. Several complications have been associated with the DePuy medical devices; however metallosis is one of the most common reported injuries sustained by patients.
Metallosis, also known as metal poisoning, is a condition that is caused by the buildup of metallic debris in the soft tissue of the body. Due to the fact that DePuy hip implants are metal-on-metal joint replacements, it commonly involves some level of metallic build up in the patient’s blood system. However, because of a design defect in the DePuy medical devices, larger amounts (more than the immune system can handle) of metallic debris is being released into a patient’s body. This metallic debris consists of cobalt and chromium and occurs when the metal components of the hip replacement (ball and socket) rub against each other.
For patients who have metal sensitivity, metallosis can lead to heavy metal poisoning called cobaltism which can cause a patient to suffer severe swelling and pain in the thigh, hip, and groin area. In addition, there are several other dangerous complications that metal toxicity poisoning can lead to including:
- Hip implant failure
- Difficulty standing
- Optic nerve damage
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Deafness and blindness
Due to the fact that patients are suffering from such severe injuries as a result of the defectiveness of the medical device, it can give rise to a DePuy hip metallosis lawsuit. In this type of claim, the manufacturer is held liable and a patient can collect compensation for their pain and suffering, all medical costs incurred to date, medical expenses for any future treatment or surgery, lost wages, spousal damages, and punitive damages.
Even if a patient does not suffer from any of the above following complications, however still suffers from metal toxicity poisoning they may able to pursue a Depuy hip metallosis lawsuit against the medical manufacturer.
If you or someone you know has been injured by DePuy metal poisoning or metallosis, you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a Michigan hip replacement lawsuit to recover compensation. There is strict statute of limitations for filing a defective medical device claim in Michigan so it is important that you contact our top rated DePuy hip replacement lawyers immediately to discuss your case and determine if you have a hip metallosis lawsuit.
Our expert and qualified attorneys have significant experience in representing patients suffering from severe complications associated with hip implants. We have filed both independent and class action lawsuits on behalf of our clients and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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