Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag have filed lawsuits on behalf of Minnesota residents with DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System hip implants. Our clients had dangerous levels of cobalt and/or chromium (alloys in the DePuy ASR hip implants) in their blood. If the cobalt and chromium poisoning is not addressed quickly enough, tissue around the implant may die, causing permanent disability. This is called tissue necrosis, and it is best to have revision surgery before this happens.
What our attorneys are seeing with our clients who have not had their DePuy ASR hips removed is that the metal levels, both chromium and cobalt continue to rise. What this means is not particularly clear as there has been little research done; however, high levels of these metals have been known to cause vision problems, rashes, even dementia. More and more doctors are recommending to their patients that, if their metal levels continue to rise, the recalled hip should be removed sooner rather than later, even without pain or other symptoms.
We recommend that individuals with abnormal or high cobalt and/or chromium levels contact their doctors for a more detailed discussion about the changes of these metals and call us for a free consultation to be sure that their legal rights against Depuy are protected in the event they need future treatment. Due to the time that has past since the recall notice, many individuals will lose any right to future damages if they fail to file a claim soon.
You should contact our attorneys about a DePuy lawsuit HERE. The attorney consultation is free, and if you hire our law firm, we are not paid unless you win.
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