DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants Cause Injury
DePuy™ is a franchise of orthopedic and neurosurgery companies. Acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998, its companies form part of the Johnson & Johnson™ Medical Devices & Diagnostics group. DePuy™ was the first orthopedic company in the U.S. and has been a leader in hip replacement technology for over 40 years. DePuy™ is currently the subject of more than 11,000 lawsuits related to its recall of DePuy’s Orthopedic Pinnacle™ Hip Replacement System. Industry analysts estimate the recall and subsequent lawsuits will cost parent-company Johnson & Johnson™ billions of dollars to resolve.
DePuy™ Orthopedic Pinnacle™ Hip Replacement System allows surgeons to choose between a metal liner, ceramic liner, or polyethylene liner. The allegations made in DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits involve Pinnacle devices that utilize the metal liner.It was thought that all-metal hip implants would be more durable and longer-lasting than other implants made from alternative components. However, many people claim their metal-on-metal device failed within just a few years.
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Symptoms of a failed DePuy™ Pinnacle hip replacement or other metal-on-metal implants include:
- Extreme pain
- Bone deterioration
- Tissue death
- Swelling at or near the hip joint
- Pain in the hip, groin or leg
- Loss of mobility
- Loosening of the hip replacement device
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Metal toxicity
In May 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was reviewing the safety of metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the agency, there were concerns that such devices could shed dangerous amounts of metal debris in patients, leading to adverse local tissue reactions and premature device failures. The agency also said that some metal-on-metal hip implant patients with high levels of chromium and cobalt in their blood have experienced symptoms or illness elsewhere in the body, including effects on the heart, nervous system and thyroid glands.
Designers, manufacturers, distributors and resellers of products and goods must be held accountable for the damage a defective product can cause to you, a family member or loved one. These are complicated cases and require the experienced representation of the attorneys at Graves McLain.
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The attorneys at Graves Mclain have substantial experience in representing these often difficult, complicated cases. We additionally have the financial resources to conduct a thorough investigation to prosecute the case through trial and appeal if necessary. Call a DePuy™ Hip Revision Surgery Attorney at Graves McLain at 1-800-390-6600 for help.
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