Are Metal on Metal Hip Implants Safe? By James O’Callahan

James G. O'Callahan - personal-injury-general - Super Lawyers

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Girardi | Keese
1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-977-0211
Fax: 213-481-1554

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James O’Callahan: It was believed originally that metal-on-metal hips would last longer and would provide significant relief to people. Over time we have learned that people who have metal-on-metal hip implants are at significant risk for developing a variety of problems, most particularly, metallosis.

Metallosis is a condition in which microscopic flakes of cobalt and chromium that come from the metal-on-metal hip implants are absorbed into the surrounding tissue and it causes terrible changes to the area around the hips. This is a problem, which continues to be investigated, both by scientists, doctors, and by lawyers, such as myself, who are evaluating the risks and dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants.

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