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Skin Necrosis Caused by Metallosis

Metallosis, which is a buildup of metal ions in a person’s body, has been found more and more commonly in hip implant patients who received metal-on-metal implants. Metallosis is generally extremely painful and can have a number of serious side effects. Although more rare, one of the most dangerous side effects of metallosis is skin necrosis, which is the death of skin cells in living tissue.

Although DePuy has provided some affected patients with compensation to pay for revision surgeries and other costs resulting from their defective hip implants, this does not come close to covering the entire toll that a defective hip implant can take on a person. Contact Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 to speak with a qualified DePuy attorney about how we can help you pursue the full amount of compensation you need for your losses.

Signs of Skin Necrosis

When a person is beginning to develop skin necrosis, they will usually be able to identify the condition based on a number of signs, including:

  • Lack of blood flow to the area, indicated by pale skin
  • Red skin that bleeds easily
  • Yellow fat underneath the skin
  • Blistered, rough, or dry skin
  • Purplish or blackening skin color

A person’s symptoms will vary greatly depending on how advanced their necrosis is. However, if you believe you are exhibiting any signs of necrosis, you should immediately seek medical attention.

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Metallosis and necrosis are extremely serious side effects of defective DePuy hip implants that no one should have to deal with, and a DePuy lawyer from Williams Hart can help you fight for the compensation you need through a DePuy lawsuit. Call 800-761-3187 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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