DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawyers
In addition to pursuing potential DePuy ASR hip lawsuits, the hip replacement product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are also investigating potential lawsuits involving other types of metal-on-metal hip implants, including potential DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits.
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Over the past year, metal-on-metal hip replacement problems have been a major concern within the medical community and among consumers who received one of these hip systems sold by a number of different manufacturers.
Since a DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip recall was issued in August 2010, much of the attention has been focused on this one particular model, which was sold to more than 90,000 people before being pulled from the market. However, it appears that other metal-on-metal hip implants may also be prone to early failure, including the DePuy Pinnacle hip system
In their current form, metal-on-metal hip replacements are a relatively new design (although they were originally introduced in the 1960s, the “first generation” was widely abandoned due to a number of problems with the design).
The “second generation” metal-on-metal hips have become popular in recent years due to the belief that they are more durable than other types of implants. However, design issues may lead to an increased amount of small metal particles being shed into the body as the parts of the artificial hip rub against each other, resulting in metallosis and other complications with the hip replacement.
Like the DePuy ASR, the DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip replacement that has been associated with a number of complaints of problems, such as unexplained hip pain, loosening, failure of the implant and the need for additional hip revision surgery. It appears that the DePuy Pinnacle may suffer from many of the same design defects that plagued the ASR hip implant.
DEPUY PINNACLE HIP LAWYERS
Potential lawsuits are being reviewed by the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. for individuals who have received one of these metal-on-metal hip replacements or who suspect that they may have received one. All cases are reviewed under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any attorney fees unless a recovery is obtained.
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