Metal Toxicity Expert Dr. Michael McCabe
Understanding the Problems Caused by Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Metals can have a significant impact on the body, affecting soft tissue, bone, organs, and the neurological and immune systems. This is an issue that has gained much attention since the introduction of metal-on-metal hip replacement products to the U.S. market. Various metal-on-metal hip implant systems have since been recalled over the years, due to serious problems caused by microscopic metallic particles entering the tissue near the implant and the patient’s bloodstream.
Dr. Michael McCabe, a metal toxicity expert, can offer insight regarding the potential hazards posed by metals such as cobalt, chromium, aluminum, and other metals used in certain hip implant systems. Dr. McCabe has extensive experience involving this subject. He started his education in Toxicology when he obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology, after which point he received his doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology at Albany Medical College. His thesis focused on the effects that heavy metals can have on the body’s immune system.
After graduate school, Dr. McCabe went to the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He completed his post-doctoral period in two years and returned to the U.S. to pursue his career in Academia. He started at Wayne State University in Michigan and went on to the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester. He focuses his research primarily on metal-induced changes to the immune system.
You can learn more about Dr. McCabe and how metal debris released by prosthetic hips can influence the body by watching the videos we have included below. We believe in educating people on the dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip replacements, and we are currently representing patients across the U.S. in litigation involving these hip implant systems.
We also welcome you to call a Sacramento hip implant injury lawyer at our firm at (916) 520-6639 to discuss any injuries or side effects you may have experienced.