Metal On Metal (MoM) Hip Replacements
The ASR Hip System Is A One-Piece Cup And Socket That May Be Used Either For Total Hip Replacement (ASR XL) Or Hip Resurfacing (DePuy ASR). DePuy Faces Thousands Of State And Federal Lawsuits Over Its ASR And Pinnacle Hip Implants. DePuy The Manufacturer Provided Information About Metal Ion Debris To Surgeons And Specifically Warned That One Of The Known Risks Associated With The ASR XL Was Metal Ion Release.
Side Effects include:
- Metal-on-metal hip implants can shed metal particles into the body
- Metallosis or metal poisoning.
- Implant failure
- Bone death
- Organ damage
- Severe pain
- Subject to revision surgeries
- Noise coming from the hip
- Implant loosening
- Loss of consortium
- Cardiomyopathy (heart problems)
- Heart failure
- Psychological status change (depression, anxiety and other mental problems
- Visual impairment that may lead to blindness
- Cognitive impairment
- Nerve problems
- Thyroid problems
- Auditory impairment that may lead to deafness
- Skin rashes
What are metal on metal hip replacements?
In metal-on-metal devices both the ball and socket components are made of metal. These metal implants have been used in total hip replacement surgeries and hip resurfacing procedures. The DePuy ASR and MoM implants have been under fire for causing severe side effects and injuries.
DePuy’s ASR and Pinnacle Metal Lawsuit Information
Over $4,428,900,000 Have Been Awarded For People Connected To DePuy ASR And MoM Related Implants. Patience Sighting Debilitating Pain And Weakness, Significant Inhibitions Of Movement, Elevated Blood Levels Of Chromium And Cobalt, Anxiety, Fear, Mental Anguish And Other Emotional And Physical Damages In The Lawsuits. Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against DePuy For Negligence For Concealing Problems Of The Defectively Designed AS And MoM. Other Suits Claim DePuy Failed To Provide Adequate Warning Of Safety Risks.
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