DePuy Pinnacle Implant Hip Failure
As a Texas medical doctor and Dallas DePuy Hip Recall and Replacement Attorney, I am fielding many calls from concerned plaintiffs all over the U.S. regarding their implanted DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip implant.
The product liability lawyers at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm are evaluating and accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of victims who have experienced problems or complications after receiving a hip replacement with a Complete Acetabular Hip System, metal-on-metal hip implant, Pinnacle® Ultamet® metal insert, and Pinnacle titanium outer shell/cup.
Metallosis is a big Problem Causing Injury
The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant has injured thousands of people, and several thousand lawsuits have already been filed nationwide.
The implant’s metal-on-metal design can release toxic cobalt and chromium metal particles into a patient’s tissues, muscles, bone and the bloodstream, causing a medical condition known as metallosis.
Usually, the severe side effects force a patient to undergo painful, expensive revision surgery with the attendant risks.
Injured by DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant? Call us now
Contact DePuy Pinnacle Hip Defect Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm Today. If you or a loved one received a DePuy Pinnacle Complete Acetabular Hip System, please call Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm, the DePuy Pinnacle hip law firm at 214-390-3189.
We are evaluating and accepting Pinnacle cases nationwide including California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Implant
DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System hip implant is used as a replacement for folks with severe hip problems. DePuy Orthopedics, is a division of Johnson & Johnson that makes the hip implants.
The DePuy Pinnacle Systems are used in total hip arthroplasty or hip reconstruction. Orthopedic doctors use DePuy hip replacements on folks with damaged or diseased hip joints caused by fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and avascular necrosis (AVN).
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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Problems
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device made of cobalt-chromium alloy. These metal-on-metal hip implants begin to wear quickly, causing the patient’s body to absorb significant amounts of metal debris.
DePuy Pinnacle Metallosis
Many patients who received a Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement have reported severe inflammatory reactions known as metallosis due to dangerously elevated cobalt and chromium levels in their blood.
The high cobalt and chromium levels found in these patients have been directly linked to the metal debris from these metal-on-metal Depuy Pinnacle hip implants.
Metallosis symptoms in these patients were commonly associated with other complications like pain, swelling and difficulty walking. Many DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement victims require a revision surgery to replace the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement with another hip implant.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Failures
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacements can cause severe inflammation, severe pain and lack of mobility. The friction from the metal-on-metal construction causes toxic metal ions to enter into a patients’ tissue and bloodstream.
These individuals often end up suffering from metallosis, biological toxicity, tissue death, bone erosion and development of tumors.
FDA Adverse Reports
These devices are also under review by the FDA due to the fact that the metal from the hip replacements may enter the blood stream and cause dangerous metal toxicity.
In August 2010, DePuy recalled a number of their hip implant devices. Currently, the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System has not been made a part of that recall.
Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm can Help. Contact us now
Compensation may be available through a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit for individuals who have experienced problems including:
- Unexplained Hip Pain After Their Hip Replacement Surgery
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Loss of Mobility
- Loosening of a DePuy Pinnacle Hip
- Hip Replacement Failure
- Additional Hip Revision Surgery
Dallas Texas Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
A panel of judges has ruled that all federal lawsuits over DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements to be consolidated in Northern District of Texas, Dallas division district court.
DePuy has also faced concerns over the safety of its other hip implants. In August 2010, the company recalled its DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System hip implants over concerns that they were more likely to fail than other hip replacements. Patients who used the ASR hip implants have also filed lawsuits against DePuy.
Did Your Doctor Use a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant?
If you or a loved one had hip replacement surgery and suspect your surgeon may have implanted a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement, you should contact your doctor right away to determine the make and model of your hip replacement device.
You should request this information even if you are not currently experiencing pain or problems with your hip replacement, in case you have complications down the road.
If you learn find out that your doctor used the DePuy Pinnacle or a DePuy ASR hip replacement device for your hip replacement surgery, it is extremely important that you consult with an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Contact Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm
If you or a loved one had a DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Implant and have suffered injuries or wrongful death with the device, contact the attorneys at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our representatives by calling 214-390-3189, or by filling out the case evaluation form on the right of this page.
Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.