The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the $502 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy from the second bellwether trial regarding the Pinnacle hip. However, they will retry the case.
Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics are facing thousands of lawsuits due to their defective metal-on-metal hip implants. Pinnacle hip implants, which are produced by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, are linked to multiple adverse health outcomes. Some of the adverse outcomes are caused by metallosis, a type of metal poisoning. Metal-on-metal hip implants could lead to the following serious medical problems:
How Do I Know if My Pinnacle Hip Implant is Causing Damage?
You could experience multiple symptoms if your Pinnacle hip implant is causing harm. Be on the lookout for physical symptoms that include numbness, pain, swelling and redness near the hip and groin. You could also watch for symptoms of metallosis, some of which we have described above. Changes in joint function or your ability to walk could also signal problems with your implant.
It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing these symptoms. We have a list of questions on our website that you could bring with you to your doctor’s appointment.
Can I Sue if I’m Harmed by a Defective Pinnacle Hip Implant?
More than 9,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics by individuals who were harmed by Pinnacle hip implants. The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley, PC are currently taking defective Pinnacle hip implant cases.
If you or a loved one were harmed after being implanted with this device, then we could explain whether it would be possible to file a claim for damages. We offer free consultations. You can reach us by calling 888-522-2372 or by using the case review form on our website
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