If you have a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant, then you should be aware of the dangers of cobalt and chromium hip poisoning that can occur from the corrosion of a hip implant inside the body. Hip implants that are known to cause cobalt and chromium hip poisoning include:
Slightly elevated metal levels in the blood are normal for patients with MoM hip implants; however, excessively elevated metal levels in the blood can reveal a cobalt and chromium hip poisoning. These levels can be determined by a metal toxicity (cobalt and chromium) blood test performed by your physician. If you have a received a blood test to check for cobalt and chromium ion levels, then it is important that you understand your results to recognize if you have high metal toxicity in the blood. If left untreated, cobalt and chromium hip poisoning can have serious health consequences. If you have not had a cobalt and chromium ion blood test and you have any of the metal-on-metal hip implants listed above, then please request one from your physician immediately.
The personal injury attorneys at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. are here to help you determine if you have a cobalt and chromium hip poisoning case. If you have been diagnosed with cobalt and chromium hip poisoning from your hip implant or your cobalt and chromium ion blood test results show higher-than-normal metal levels, do not hesitate to contact us for FREE case evaluation. Let the lawyers at the Levin, Papantonio law firm be your advocate to help you receive the compensation you deserve from suffering the effects of these defective implants.
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