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Pregnancy and Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Many recent metal-on-metal hip implants have been marketed towards a younger, more active group of people as these implants typically allow for more freedom of movement. However, metal-on-metal implants have been reported to cause a flaking of metal pieces into the blood, posing serious health risks for those with these devices. This is especially dangerous for pregnant women, who are more likely to receive metal-on-metal implants today, as research has shown that an unborn baby can be affected by the metal flaking, as well.

Regrettably, several models of DePuy hip implants have been recalled or recognized as problematic for patients, putting people who have received these implants at risk for developing serious medical problems. If you have been affected by a defective DePuy hip implant, speak with a DePuy attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 who can help you fight for the financial compensation you may deserve for your unnecessary suffering.

Pregnant Women and Hip Implants

When anyone receives a metal-on-metal hip implant, it is possible for metal ions to flake off and enter the blood stream as metal rubs against metal, and it is important for a pregnant woman to understand the following:

  • Metal ions, including chromium and cobalt, are transferred from a mother to her unborn child
  • The placenta does stop some of the metal ions, but not all
  • Metal ions may be flushed out of the system eventually, however they could cause serious problems before this occurs

Although the effects on babies have yet to be studied in full, the negative effects that metal-on-metal implants can have on a mother are considerable.

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If you have been negatively affected by a defective DePuy hip implant device, it is important that you take action to hold DePuy responsible for your unnecessary suffering. To learn more about filing a DePuy lawsuit, contact Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today to find out how we can help.

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