In addition to the DePuy ASR recall and resulting litigation, we have received a number of calls and referrals for other types of knee and hip implants that are failing and that are requiring explant/revision. These would include metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy, Right Medical, Stryker, Biomet and Zimmer. For over a year, surgeons have been publicly questioning the utility of metal-on-metal implants. These products, though not yet recalled, are prone to fail prematurely and have the potential to cause Metallosis (or systemic cobalt and chromium poisoning). It is much the same as the already recalled DePuy ASR hip implants. Recently, the FDA directed 20 manufacturers to conduct post-market surveillance to determine if the implant patients were suffering from metal poisoning.
To learn how our lawyers can help you file a Lawsuit to recover damages incurred from being a victim of Metallosis from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please fill out our online form or call (877) 444-2929.