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Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff Petitions FDA To Take Aggressive Action To Help People With Hip Replacement Problems
Date:12/14/2012

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff product liability lawyers are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue a recall of all metal-on-metal prosthetic hips. This petition is due to defective devices that are causing hip implant patients pain and swelling from soft tissue damage, and in some cases, leading to long term disability and traumatic revision surgeries as described in a case report published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery on October 29, 2010.

Although the medical community has generally recognized that the risks of utilizing metal-on-metal hip implants outweighs any benefit they may provide, Stuart Talley, Product Liability Attorney at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, says the FDA has refused to take action with respect to the vast majority of these potentially defective hips that are on the market. As a result, he adds that this oversight is causing significant harm to many patients who have these metal-on-metal-hip-implants. Tally goes on to assert, “What we have seen again and again is that patients with metal-on-metal hips are reporting numerous problems to their surgeons. However, because their prosthetic hip has not been officially recalled by the FDA, the surgeons are not performing the appropriate tests to determine whether patient’s hip replacement problems are being caused by cobalt and chromium leaching from the hip. As a result, patients often do not become aware that their hip device is slowly causing irreversible soft tissue damage until is too late.”

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