DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit/lawyer After experiencing pain in the groin, hip or leg, as well as swelling and inflammation, more and more patients are pursuing DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits after being implanted with the DePuyOrthopaedics-manufactured metal-on-metal hip replacement. The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Acetabular Cup System was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and created by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary as a total hip arthroplasty aimed at reducing pain and increasing mobility in patients with damaged hip joints. However, those who underwent hip replacement procedures using the DePuy Pinnacle hip may be susceptible to an increased risk of early hip failure, leading many of them to file DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits against the manufacturer.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Filed Over Pinnacle Hip Side Effects Approximately 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
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
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