Has your metal-on-metal hip implant failed prematurely? Have you suffered from pain, inflammation, difficulty walking, or developed non-cancerous tumors (cysts) since receiving your metal-on-metal hip implant? You could be the victim of cobaltism, or cobalt poisoning, from your metal-on-metal hip implant. Cobalt poisoning results when the metal components of an implant begin to wear and microscopic metal shards are absorbed into the blood stream and infiltrate the organs. The tissue damage that results from cobalt poisoning can complicate future revision surgeries intended to replace the damaged metal-on-metal hip implant.
Cobalt poisoning is extremely serious. Left untreated, it can result in tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, deafness, blindness, optic nerve atrophy, convulsions, headaches, peripheral neuropathy, cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, and cognitive problems, including dementia. Our cobalt poisoning lawyers are investigating the link between metal-on-metal hip implants. Some metal devices sold in the US include Wright Medicalâ€™s CONSERVE Total Hip System, Biometâ€™s M2a Metal Hip, Zimmer Orthopedicsâ€™ Metasul, and DePuy Orthopaedic’s now-recalled ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System. If you received one of these, or another metal-on-metal hip implant, and your health has deteriorated, our cobalt poisoning lawyers want to hear from you today.