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More than 3,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have been filed by patients who were injured after receiving an allegedly defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant. Plaintiffs claim the device can cause problems such as hip pain, infection, bone fracture, dislocation, metal sensitivity and tissue damage. They further allege the all-metal Pinnacle shares similar design defects with the DePuy ASR hip implant, which was recalled in 2010 because of an unacceptably high failure rate.

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What Do I Do Now?

If you’re considering filing a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit, it is important that you keep track of all of your doctors’ appointments, treatments and expenses. Ask your doctor for a copy of all of your medical records, and track days absent from work due to your injury or medical treatments.

You should also contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights and the process for filing a Pinnacle hip lawsuit.

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How Much Can I Get?

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits are moving through the courts right now. If you experienced metallosis, premature device failure, revision surgery or another complication due to an all-metal Pinnacle device, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Our lawyers are available to evaluate your case for free, and can provide you with valuable information about your legal rights and the process for filing a Pinnacle hip implant lawsuit.

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits


 

More than 3,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have been filed by patients who were injured after receiving a defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant. If you or a loved one experienced DePuy Pinnacle complications or hip implant failure, contact a DePuy Pinnacle lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to learn more about how to get the compensation you deserve.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Filed Over Pinnacle Hip Side Effects

depuy pinnacle hip lawsuitApproximately 150,000 patients have received a metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant, and are at risk for Pinnacle side effects. In addition to an increased risk of revision surgery, DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits allege the all-metal version of the device can cause problems such as hip pain, infection, bone fracture, dislocation, metal sensitivity, tissue damage as a result of metal debris, and difficulty walking.

The friction between the metal ball and socket of the implant may cause metal debris to enter the bloodstream, leaving recipients of the implant with dangerous levels of cobalt and chromium in their bloodstream.  Known as metallosis, or metal poisoning, this condition can lead to:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Cobalt poisoning
  • Damage to the nervous system.

Victims Of Pinnacle Hip Problems Spoke Out During FDA Expert Panel

In June 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held an expert panel to discuss the dangers of metal-on-metal hips. During the panel, patients who experienced hip replacement failures spoke out against the devices. Sherry Winslow, a ship captain who received a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant and will have to undergo revision surgery to remove the defective device, “I seriously hope that you will not let any more people get these metal-on-metal hips. Take them off the market; let the people know that there is a serious problem.”

In August 2010, DePuy issued a massive ASR hip recall because of the hip implants high failure rates. The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant was approved to go to market through the same FDA process as the recalled ASR hips, which allowed the hips to go to market without clinical testing. Although no DePuy Pinnacle recall has been issued yet.

How A DePuy Pinnacle Attorney Can Help

The DePuy hip replacement lawyers at our firm believe that DePuy knew that both the ASR and Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed, yet failed to adequately warn consumers.  If you received a Pinnacle hip implant, a DePuy Pinnacle  lawyer may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • lost income
  • permanent disability costs
  • out-of-pocket expenses

If you underwent hip replacement surgery and experienced complications after receiving a DePuy Pinnacle implant, you may want to consider joining the thousands of other patients who are filing lawsuits to seek compensation for your injuries.

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