(PRWEB) September 01, 2011
Metal Toxicity, specifically involving Cobalt and Chromium, is one of the easily missed dangers of the recently recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement implants. The Hip Recall Help Team's newly updated hip replacement recall report provides much-needed information about the heavy metal toxicity issue and what to do.
The DePuy ASR hip implants as well as the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement implants have been involved in a hip replacement recall because of unusually high failure rate. Both are metal-on-metal type implants, which means they pose the danger of high cobalt and/or chromium levels in the blood stream.
Unfortunately, while such high levels of heavy metals, specifically cobalt and chromium, can lead to major helath problems, they do not always lead to easily recognizable symptoms, at least not right away. And when symptoms appear, they are more non-specific and rarely announce themselves as being caused by the recalled hip implants.
This means that unless recipients of those implants have their blood levels regularly checked, they might find out that they have high levels only after the heavy metals have caused damage to their system.
Now, these patients can request a free report to find out what they need to look for and what they need to do to prevent problems.
"It's extremely important that anyone who has received a metal-on-metal implant get their metal levels checked regularly," said the Hip Recall Help Team's spokesperson Robert M. Clarke in an interview. "Damage can occur long before patients become aware of any kind of symptoms."
"Since the primary way to remedy the situation is additional surgery, they should also seek legal advice to be sure they get compensated for their pain, expense, and losses," he points out.
"Speed is important, because of statutes of limitation," Clarke says. "In addition, it is crucial to keep proper records about your case, so make sure you have copies of all your medical records and keep them in a safe place. In our free special report, we'll also tell you what the others are, and how to avoid them."
The free-of-charge newly updated Hip Replacement Recall report includes a special section on the risks of metal-on-metal implants and the metal toxicity they can cause. It also includes information about how to avoid the key mistakes that can prevent affected patients from receiving compensation. The report is available from the following website: http://www.hipreplacementrecall2010.com
Anyone who requests the hip replacement recall report will also have an opportunity to request a free consultation about their case, and, if they qualify, they may be eligible for representation by a competent legal team.