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DePuy Hip Defect Attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley Are Here for You
Pinnacle Hip Help is a resource center for individuals suffering as a result of their DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant. You may have legal recourse if you are experiencing pain, or other symptoms, secondary to your hip implant.
The DePuy Pinnacle is not recalled. Yet Nevertheless, there are many life- threatening side effects associated with these devices. The manufacturer has received many complaints about implant defects that cause discomfort, injury and even hip failure. As a result, DePuy is facing multiple lawsuits from injured implant recipients.
What Are Common Problems with the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant System?
According to complaints, recipients of DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may experience:
While DePuy has not discontinued the Pinnacle hip system, it has recalled several other implant models: Andrew Ekdahl's DePuy "Dear Clinician" letter, May 16, 2013
What Are the Dangers of the DePuy Pinnacle System?
The Food Drug and Administration (FDA) warns of the dangers associated with metal on metal hip implants. Patients are likely to experience similar problems linked to the DePuy Pinnacle. Recently, the FDA published the following information about metal on metal hip implants. According to the FDA’s website:
“Metal on metal hip implants, like other types of hip implants, are known to have adverse events including infection and joint dislocation. There are some case reports of the metal particles causing a reaction around the joint, leading to deterioration of the tissue around the joint, loosening of the implant and failure of the device, as well as some of the symptoms described above. In addition, some metal ions from the implant may enter into the bloodstream. There have been a few recent case reports of patients with metal-on-metal hip implants developing a reaction to these ions and experiencing medical problems that might have been related to their implants, including effects on the nervous system, heart and thyroid gland.”
Report your device to the FDA for an investigation if you are experiencing problems with your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant. You are not the only patient affected by this device, and a recall may be in order.
If you experience problems with your DePuy Pinnacle, or underwent a revision surgery to remove your implant, then you are potentially entitled to compensation from the device manufacturer.
Are You Considering Filing a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit?
It is essential to maintain records of any appointments, treatments, and expenses related to your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant (i.e. doctor appointments, physical therapy sessions, lost wages). Contact an attorney for more information regarding the DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit and your legal rights as it pertains to your situation.
Contact Us Today for Pinnacle Hip Help
Do you have an advocate looking out for your best interest? At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we represent hundreds of hip replacement patients who continue to rely on our knowledge and expertise in winning cases against manufacturers that put defective medical devices on the market. Start by sharing your story with us through our free evaluation form on this page or give us a call, toll free, at (888) 522-2372 for a confidential case review.
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we look forward to serving you and your family.