The Cobalt and Chromium Conundrum: A Survey of Hip Implant Litigation, Part I

The following is a Commentary by Anthony C. Johnson and Christopher D. Jennings of Johnson & Vines, PLLC. For more on the authors, please click here, or visit them at Johnson & Vines PLLC or at the American Injury Attorney Group.

Over the past six years, thousands of lawsuits have been brought against numerous orthopedic prosthetic manufacturers concerning their metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant devices. Though there is little doubt that many practicing attorneys are well-aware of the existence of this litigation given its extensive media exposure, it may also be likely that many of these same …


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