Defective Hip Replacements
The large medical device company DePuy recalled two hip replacement devices in 2010. These devices were the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System. Studies have shown at least 1 in 8 individuals who received these devices was forced to get a replacement surgery within five years.
Medical Complications of a Defective Hip Replacement
Are you suffering from complications relating to a defective hip replacement device from DePuy? You may notice side effects including, but not limited to, the following:
- Dislocated hip
- Bone fractures
- Hip misalignment / loosening
- New and / or worsening pain in the hip area
- Allergies or sensitivity to metal
If you are the victim of medical complications and side effects as a result of a defective hip replacement device from DePuy, talk to The McClellan Law Firm. We have successfully recovered more than $250 million on behalf of our clients over the years. As a firm with 25 years of experience serving San Diego and the greater Southern California region, we are a trusted name in the field of personal injury and product liability. Our firm is prepared.
Chromium / Cobalt Metal Toxicity & Defective Implants
In addition to early failure and other defects, DePuy hip implants have been shown to cause high metal toxicity in patients' bloodstreams. The metallic ball and socket components of the DePuy ASR Hip System rub together, causing small metal particles to be deposited in the hip joint and surrounding tissue. In addition to tissue necrosis, this can lead to dramatic increases in the levels of toxic chromium and cobalt in the blood. Some patients with failed ASR XL implants have experienced blood cobalt levels up to 100x normal.
At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego injury attorneys have the experience and skill required to help you make your product liability claim against DePuy. With extensive litigation experience and a long-standing record of results for past clients, we know how to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Signs and symptoms of chromium or cobalt poisoning can include:
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
- Cognitive impairment
To determine if your DePuy hip implant has led to metal toxicity in your blood, ask your physician to perform blood tests to check your chromium and cobalt levels. Continue to be monitored and treated by your physician over time to ensure that any toxic metal levels are caught before they cause you permanent physical damage. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling defective DePuy hip implant cases involving metal toxicity.
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