We are now urging all US citizens, who are a recipient of a metal on metal hip anytime after 2001 to start getting blood tests that are focused on cobalt, and chromium levels as well
(PRWEB) November 15, 2012
The US Drug Watchdog is now urging all US metal on metal hip implant recipients to start getting annual blood testing aimed at identifying cobalt, or chromium levels. If the cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated the US metal on metal hip implant recipient should call the best possible orthopedic surgeon for a more thorough examination, and call the US Drug Watchdog for suggested law firms. The US Drug Watchdog says,"The Europeans are about to require all of their citizens, who have a metal on metal hip implant to get annual blood testing, aimed at seeing if the all metal hip implant recipient has elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in their blood stream. We are now urging all US citizens, who are a recipient of a metal on metal hip anytime after 2001 to start getting blood tests that are focused on cobalt, and chromium levels as well. In the event the all metal hip implant recipients cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated we want them to call us so we can direct them to the best possible law firms." Any US recipient of a metal on metal hip implant that was surgically installed between 2002, and 2012 are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 for more information, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com
Metal on metal hip implant devices that are now subject to national litigation related to premature failures:
- DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
- DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197AAJ
- Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem Failure Teleseminar: Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation will address the issues surrounding the latest hip replacement systems recall. On July 6, 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the United States.
- Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. (Case No. 3:12-cv-3476) filed on July 2nd 2012.
- In re Zimmer Durom Cup Product Liability mass tort litigation, MDL NO. 2158 (SDW), which is pending in the federal District Court in New Jersey (time frame 2006-July 2008).
- Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2329"). This is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
The US Drug Watchdog says, “One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device or recalled drug initiative work is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant please share this press release with them. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant victims get to the best possible attorneys, to insure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal.” http://USDrugWatchdog.com