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METAL TOXICITY THERAPY PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE (6.12.14): The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or use Thorne Research’s Captomer or Captomer-250, marketed as a dietary supplement for heavy metal toxicity and heavy metal chelation therapy. The products list DMSA (meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid) as an active ingredient, which is contained in an FDA-approved prescription product indicated for the treatment of lead poisoning in children. (FDA.gov)

Update: Cutter Law P.C. is pleased to announce the leadership appointment of attorney Brooks Cutter to the plaintiffs steering committee for the Minnesota multidistrict litigation against the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant.

What Is A Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement?

With metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, both the ball and socket components are made of metal. This type of implant has been used in total hip replacement surgeries and hip resurfacing procedures.

Metal-on-metal devices were expected to last longer than other hip implants because of their durability. Metal-on-metal hip replacements have been used to avoid complications from debris and wearing from implants made of plastic/polyethylene.

It turns out, however, that much like polyethylene, metal surfaces shed small particles of debris. In addition, metal surfaces can corrode, giving off metal ions. The metal debris (ions and particles) can enter the space around the implant, as well as the bloodstream.

In some patients, this can cause pain or swelling around the hip, osteolysis and, in severe cases, permanent damage to the surrounding tissue and internal organs such as the liver or kidneys.

Potential Complications From Defective Metal-On-Metal Implants Include:

Small Metal Filings From The Joint’s Components Are Also Causing Blood Toxicity, Leading To Additional Serious Medical Disorders, Including:

Common Metal-On-Metal Hip Manufacturers And Models :

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If you or a loved one has suffered due to complications from a defective metal-on-metal hip replacement, give us a call to learn how you can protect your rights.

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