While Johnson and Johnson promoted the DePuy “metal-on-metal” hip replacements as lasting longer than similar devices that included ceramic or plastic materials, the truth was exactly the opposite. In fact, the five-year failure rate on some of the DePuy hips is close to 40%. In addition to that, the metal-on-metal design can lead to cognitive and cardiac damage through a process of metal poisoning or “metallosis.”
If you have a metal-on-metal hip replacement made by any manufacturer, you should consult with your doctor about testing for metallosis.
If you have experienced pain, swelling, nerve, muscle or bone damage, or blood poisoning after having a DePuy hip implanted, we would like to evaluate your case. There is no charge for a case evaluation. If we decide to accept your case, payment will be made on a percentage basis, so if we don’t get you anything, you don’t owe us anything.
For more information, contact:
Ronald R. Parry