What Are The Long-Term Effects of Exposure To Cobalt and Chromium?

The long-term effects of exposure to cobalt and chromium, two metals used to fabricate Stryker hip products, is presently unknown. 

According to a recent study conducted by Stephen Tower, M.D., and published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, at least two DePuy hip implant recipients suffer from metallosis and cobalt poisoning (cobaltism).  They also presented with neurological and cardiac impairments. 

The study should alert physicians to the potential for metallosis, and the need to test the serum cobalt levels in metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients in order to prevent irreversible neurological and/or cardiac damage from cobaltism.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict product liability cases stemming from injuries caused by products that have been recalled because they are defective.  If you or a loved one have a Stryker hip, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York Stryker hip recall attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.