Many have been asking for updates on the status of the appeal in the second Pinnacle Metal on Metal hip trial. The appeal was argued on December 6, 2017. According to the website for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, “the court’s goal is to issue an opinion generally within 60 days after argument or submission.” This would put the expected date for an opinion on or about February 6, 2018. Stay tuned.
The process of having a metal-on-metal hip implant installed is a painful one, with a long recovery period that will almost certainly affect your life and livelihood. And as you recover, you may start to notice certain side effects and complications relating to your implant. Some of these are perfectly normal, but others are not.
Many metal-on-metal hip implants have been recalled by the FDA for complications that can lead to injury. Most hip replacement surgeries have positive outcomes, but others may not. These poor outcomes are often due to defects in the metal-on-metal hip replacement that cause it to malfunction. And when this happens, the victim could be forced to undergo revision surgery, sometimes multiple times.
How can you identify when a metal-on-metal implant, like the DePuy Pinnacle implant, may be defective?
Watch for the following symptoms:
It is possible for years to pass between your replacement surgery and the onset of symptoms related to defects. If you notice any of the above symptoms and have had a hip replacement, seek medical attention. It could be a sign of defects that can lead to further pain and suffering. Call Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free legal consultation to determine your options at 888-522-2372 or fill out our online contact form.
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