US Drug Watchdog Advises All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients Who Have Had or Are Scheduled to Have Revision Surgery to Call Them If They Do Not Yet Have Legal Representation

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is urging all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients who have already had a surgery to replace this specific type of hip implant device, or a revision surgery has been scheduled, to call them immediately at 866-714-6466 if they do not have an attorney representing them, because it is only these types of people who will receive compensation, according to court records.  http://USDrugWatchdog.com 

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are extremely concerned that individuals who have a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, and have already had a revision surgery to replace this specific type of hip implant, or individuals who now have a revision surgery scheduled, will never be compensated because they are unaware there currently is litigation involving this specific type of all metal hip, and what could be significant financial compensation for this type of medical product.

"If you have had a revision surgery involving the failure of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, and/or if revision surgery has been scheduled for this type of all metal hip implant, and you are not yet represented by a lawyer, please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can make certain you are properly identified by the court handling the litigation related to this device." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog is also offering to help any recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant discover if their hip implant has prematurely failed by providing them with detailed information about a blood test that has been specifically designed to measure for elevated levels of cobalt or chromium in a hip implant recipient's blood stream. For more information recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant are welcome to call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant failure include: 

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • Lack of Flexibility
  • Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the hip implant recipient's blood.

Updates on litigation involving metal-on-metal hip implants manufacturers that are being sued for premature failures from the US Drug Watchdog:

* DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244. Legal sources are now telling the US Drug Watchdog that in order to be compensated for a DePuy Pinnacle all-metal hip implant a failure must have occurred that required revision surgery, or a medical doctor now must be recommending revision surgery because the device has failed, or because metallosis has been diagnosed.

* Stryker Rejuvenate Modular & ABG II-recalled June 2012.

* Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. (Case No.3:12-cv-3476) filed on July 2nd 2012. The US Drug Watchdog says, "For some recipients of the Biomet M2A, and M2 Magnum there may be a looming statute of limitations issue of April 15th 2014 to get identified by the court if your hip implant has failed. Please call us for more information."

* Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2329"). This is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you have a friend or loved one who is a recipient of a metal-on-metal hip implant that has already failed, or is showing symptoms of a failure, or if a recipient is concerned about a premature failure, please call us at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain all-metal hip implant recipients get meaningful help and assistance." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

For attribution purposes please refer to the January 2013 notification by the US Food and Drug Administration about all-metal hip implants: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241766.htm

Media Contact:
M. Thomas Martin
866-714-6466

SOURCE US Drug Watchdog



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