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Hip implants are touted as life-changing medical advancements designed to improve an individual’s quality of life. Unfortunately, in some cases patients suffer more pain and discomfort than expected from the devices. This is due to toxic poisoning from defective, metal on metal implants. It is commonly a result of Cobalt Chromium Toxicity. Thousands of hip replacement patients are discovering their hip implants are releasing cobalt and chromium particles into their bodies, whether or not they have symptoms. The primary hips associated with this complication include Stryker Accolade, Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker ABG II, DePuy Pinnacle, DePuy ASR,  and Biomet M2A Magnum. Settlements continue for the following metal on metal hips: Stryker Stryker Orthopaedics … Read More

Currently, various medical devices enter the marketplace via a regulatory pathway, the 510(k) process, monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 510(k) process loosely evaluates for safety and effectiveness, and approves the clearance of new medical devices based on ones that are substantially similar and previously cleared. There are 3 classes of devices: Class 1: low-risk devices (e.g. toothbrushes, dental floss, band aids). Class 1 devices are subject to minimal regulatory controls. Class 2: moderate- risk devices (e.g. powered wheelchairs). Class 2 devices require greater regulatory controls. Class 3: highest-risk devices (e.g. metal on metal hips, replacement heart … Read More

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/09/29/medical-implant-devices-skate-through-review-process-studies-claim