Cobaltism can be traced to metal hip joints when the joint rubs on itself, causing the release of cobalt into the bloodstream and tissues. In excessive levels, cobalt can cause symptoms such as:
- Ringing ears (tinnitus)
Though only a few patients have been found to have cobalt poisoning linked to their hip replacement, doctors worry that this may be due to underreported symptoms and a lack of connection between the neurological symptoms and the hip replacement.
If you are at all concerned about your hip joint please see your physician right away. Along with your surgeon, your doctor can determine if your hip is to blame for any of the above or any additional symptoms.
At Hupy & Abraham we have been carefully tracking the recent hip recalls. Our goal is to keep you informed as we work to gather evidence in a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are often the only way to get the pharmaceutical industry to take responsibility for their mistakes. Contact Hupy & Abraham today to speak with an experienced Milwaukee class action attorney, free of charge. Together we will be heard.