An English woman is suing the manufacturer of her metal-on-metal hip replacement system claiming the implant poisoned her and left her disabled. In 2007, Jane Webb, who suffered from osteo-arthritis, had surgery known as hip resurfacing, a type of operation generally offered to younger patients as an alternative to full joint replacement. The implant was expected to last 15 to 20 years. However, in September 2003, doctors discovered high levels of metal in her blood – a type of blood poisoning known as metallosis. Her hip implant was failing, corroding right inside her body. Doctors performed surgery to remove and ... Read More
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