Hip replacement implants by the manufacturer DePuy have been linked to cobalt poisoning in people who have received ASR or Pinnacle implants. Cobalt can be linked to many harmful side effects in patients; these side effects can even lead to patients needing a painful revision surgery because of breakdown of the implant.

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Cobalt Poisoning Requires More Surgery

The breakdown of hip replacement implants such as the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Hip Replacement can cause bits of the implant to come loose and spread cobalt throughout the body. This cobalt can cause cobalt toxicity in the body and begin to cause several serious side effects including:

  • Deafness
  • Vertigo
  • Blindness
  • Convulsions
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Headaches
  • Neuropathy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cognitive Problems including Dementia

The Medical Device Can Be Linked to Cobalt Poisoning

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The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement has been linked to high revision rates, which means that the implant has failed. Revision surgery can be just as painful as the original implant surgery. Failure to have revision surgery can lead to continued cobalt poisoning in patients that have experienced a breakdown of the implant.

Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates

personal injury lawyerIf you or a loved one are experiencing any pain or any of the above symptoms with your DePuy Pinnacle or DePuy ASR hip replacement, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential RI defective medical device lawsuit. The Rhode Island medical device defect attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates are working with leading lawyers familiar with new developments in the investigation of DePuy hip implants and may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions.

Please contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.