DePuy Pinnacle Hip Recall Should Be Issued

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 29, 2011

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The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent a growing number of people who are pursuing a potential DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit after experiencing early failure of their hip replacement. Plagued by similar problems that ultimately led to a DePuy ASR hip recall last year, we believe that the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip systems should also be removed from the market.

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Although there appears to be ample evidence that should have led to a DePuy Pinnacle hip recall being issued, the metal-on-metal hip replacement system remains on the market and consumers continue to be exposed to the risk of serious and debilitating problems.

The DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System, which is used in total hip replacements, is manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The system consists of a porous coated hemispherical outer shell and a liner that locks into the outer shell, which can be either polyethylene or metal. The liner component articulates with the femoral head, which is typically metal.

When a metal liner is used, the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle design can cause small metal particles and debris to be shed into a patient’s body and tissue as the metal parts wear against each other, potentially resulting in metallosis or metal poisoning from the DePuy Pinnacle hip. This can damage the muscles and other soft tissue, potentially resulting in early failure of the DePuy Pinnacle hip within a few years after it is implanted, often resulting in the need for hip revision surgery.

In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled their ASR hip system, which is a similar metal-on-metal hip implant. Post-marketing data confirmed that DePuy ASR hip problems were associated with a much higher-than-expected failure rate, and the hip system was recalled months after DePuy ASR lawsuits were first filed alleging that consumers experienced complications due to the defective design.

The DePuy ASR was approved as a substantially equivalent design to the DePuy Pinnacle hip, which appears to be causing the same or worse problems as the ASR. Last year, the FDA’s MedWatch adverse event reporting system registered at least 548 complaints about DePuy Pinnacle problems, with many reports indicating that the implants failed years before they were supposed to or caused symptoms that may be consistent with metal poisoning. These reports likely constitute only a small portion of the total number of issues from DePuy Pinnacle hips, which should have been identified by the manufacturer and led to a DePuy Pinnacle hip recall.

DePuy Pinnacle Recall Lawsuits

The hip recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement. It appears clear that the defective hip system should have been pulled off the market, which may have allowed individuals to avoid severe pain and other complications associated with a DePuy Pinnacle hip failure.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

43 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Seth says:

    I received a Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement in September of 2009 and have experienced nothing but severe pain in the joint itself and around it, a severe limp. I believe that with a new hip joint I should not have any of these symptoms at all. Especially almost 18 months after surgery. I received a Pinnacle replacement with a 30 mm bone screw, sector 58 cup, 36 mm liner, metal on metal head, s-rom neck. All I want is to live pain free and be able to walk and run without severe pain.

    Posted on April 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  • Bud says:

    I received a J&J Depuy Pinnacle Sector cup, uncemented, size 58 with a 35mm cup screw. Summit stem, uncemented, size 7, +5 neck, 40 mm head on 2/22/2008 and have had nothing but pain ever since and have walked with a limp, which I didn’t have before. The pain level averages at about 6 out of 10 on a daily basis. I like Seth, just want to live pain free. I wish they would recall this item so I could have it replaced. The pain is so bad at times it makes it unbearable to sleep.

    Posted on April 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

  • KEVIN says:

    I had a hip replacement done on June 16,2011, On July 10 I recived a recall notice from De puy About an ASR implant , So I Got a Lawyer after 11 months I find out I have a summit 54mm 6 standard 32mm head +5 mm neck … I live in constant pain ,I have tried to get back to a normal life but the pain will not let me . My nuro DR. says I have nerve damage Piriformis Syndrome & Meralgia Parestetica …I was told I could go back to work 15 weeks ,It didn’t happen…Im in more pain than I was before the operation….

    Posted on May 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

  • clara says:

    I RECIEVED MY DEPUY PINNACLE HIP IMPLANT ON SEPTEMBER 2 2008. I STILL HAVE PAIN IN MY GROAN AREA AS IF I NEVER HAD SURGERY. I CANT SLEEP ON THAT SIDE. I CANT STAND FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. WHEN I SHOP NOW I HAVE TO USE THE SCOOTER TO GET AROUND IN STORE. I HAVE TO LEAN DOWN TO WASH DISHES. IM IN CONSTANT PAIN EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE, I HURT ALL THROUGH MY BODY. SOMETIMES I FEEL AS IF SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG WITH ME, I HAVENT BEEN THE SAME SINCE I HAD MY SURGERY.

    Posted on August 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

  • natalie says:

    I, WAS ONLY 30 YEARS OLD when i had my first hip replaced it was a RICHARDSON? WHEN I HAD MY REVISION FOUR YEARS AFTER IT WAS A FAILURE! THE FIRST ONE HAD PIECES OF PLASTIC IN THE HIP AREA AND CAUSED- IRRITATION. I BELIEVE IT IS A S-ROM —FAILURE AGAIN. I HAVE COBOLT AND HIGH ALUMINUM IN MY BLOOD. S-ROM IS TITANIUM,ISNT TITINUM MIXED WITH ALUMINUM? OH,WELL EVERY DAY I LIVE IN PAIN, WHAT WAS SUPPOSE TO MAKE ME BETTER MADE MY LIFE H-E-L-L! I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS… WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?????

    Posted on November 22, 2011 at 7:33 am

  • natalie says:

    I HAD PAIN FOR 9YRS.I HAVE A PINNACLE ll CUP SECTOR AND A S ROM IMPLANT. SOME THING IS VERY WRONG I SHOULD HAVE A BETTER QUILITY OF LIFE AFTER, NOT EXTREME PAIN!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 6:58 am

  • Shelley says:

    I had the pinnacle hip put in 2006 and I am no better then I was before. I had problems from the get go. still in constant pain even worse. Starts frommy hip and goes all the way down to my ankle now. can\’t stand for a period of time or walk. He had to go back in and he said it had him baffled. when he went in the same yr I had it he said the infection was eating me from the inside out. So I am wondering if it was bad then. The bad part is too he had to take my main muscle out and that made my limp worse. i am tired of being in pain and don\’t know what to do.

    Posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  • clint says:

    i had a 58mm Pinnacle cup implanted in August of 2009 and my life has been a wreck ever since. My leg feels like it is going to explode. My hamstring feels like its being pulled out of the back of my leg and forget about trying to sleep on the same side of my implant. i though a total hip replacement was supposed to meke me feel better but that has not been the case. Walking is getting more difficult daily, and sleep is an option that id love to have, but get less of with each passing week. I now have headaches that never stop, constant leg cramping, back spasms. I have a 6 and 5 year old i cant run around with nor can i do things that i used to consider normal. Driving is become a more and more difficult task as well as just getting dressed in the morning. My feet cramp, knees ache, and getting out of bed if i have been lucky enough to string 4 hours of sleep together is an adventure in itself. It has wiped me out finacially so much that i can no longer afford my meds, and i was on 8 of them to control the pain. It destroyed my marriage to the point of divorce and i am actually questioning my own sanity. i was 38 when it was installed and am now 42 yet feel 100. Everyone i have talked to who has this system hates it, many docs ive talked to hate it, and despite the complaints piling up nothing has been done. it was banned in the EU and despite this Depuy decided to ship their shelved items stateside where it hasnt yet been banned for implantation into people they obviously care nothing about. Anybody else see a problem with this?

    Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

  • marion says:

    I had a total hip replacement in August of 2010. The doctor used the bantam pinnacle hip socket by depuy. Ever since the surgery I have not been able to walk distances, or stand for very long. I cannot get a smooth transition to walking right. It is as if my knee is twisted and leg is sooo stiff.. I have a “good range of motion” but I do not have a fluid range of motion and even after lots of rehab still am much worse off than before the surgery.inso far as mobility is concerned. Now the surgeon wants to do more surgery; exploratory he says. He said he was going to use a bigger cup but now I am afraid it will be even worse than it is now which would basically put me in a wheel chair. I really believe he used too small of a cup…I have lost almost two years of my life to this but I don’t know who to blame; the doctor or the actual cup manufacturer. Any one else have similar problems?

    Posted on May 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  • craig says:

    i had a depuy pinnacle put in metal whith poly liner have hat pain in groin squieking when i sit forward but all lawyers are looking for is metal on metal what what can i do.

    Posted on June 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  • Robert says:

    I have a Depuy Pinnacle with 52mm cup and Polyethelyne liner which was implanted in January of 2012. I still have severe pains , cannot stand or walk for long periods or distance, and my hip “pops” every step I take. Just like Craig said, all the lawyers want a client with metal-on-metal implants. What about those of us who have the polyethelyne linned Depuy Pinnacle?

    Posted on October 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

  • Danita says:

    Ever since my original THR was revised with the Pinnacle my life has lost all quality. I can’t even live on my own after 4 years. The pain is unrelenting and chromium level was 2.2. Normal is 0-1. Couldn’t talk right. That is better, but the pain is not. If I have this taken out I won’t have enough bone for another revision. Looking at a life in a wheelchair or life in unrelenting pain despite pain meds. This is wrong. $60,000 for a poorly designed hip that has disabled me and cost me my carreer of 23 years. This is a purely a greedy company. I have paperwork showing the Pinnacle is basically the same as the Asetabylar. That’s how they got it approved-right before they recalled the XL. Fact.

    Posted on April 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  • bernard says:

    i have had a pinnacle ceramic on metal hip the ball being ceramic and it has never missed a beat it feels nice no pain i can walk as far as i want .and its a revision so there you are . both depuy products ive no complaints . uncemented hips can be painfull as new bone is turning over at a rapid rate espeshly the first three months . the skill of the surgeon also is the most important thing of all .

    Posted on June 23, 2013 at 12:43 am

  • Margaret says:

    I also have the Depuy Pinnacle with the poly liner. Had it put in June 2005 and in constant pain..swelling at the hip and elevayed cobalt & chromium levels. Just like Craig & Robert attorneys only want metal on metal cases but like those 2 men…what about us with the metal on poly hips? We suffer just like the metal on metal people but we are ignored….where is our justice…where is our recall….where are our attorneys?

    Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

  • Karen says:

    It shouldn’t matter which components you have. If it’s a Pinnacle hip implant and you’ve had problems from the beginning, it should be a no brainer!! Very frustrating…it’s almost as if we are all being pushed aside unless you have metal on metal. If the symptoms are the SAME as metal on metal what difference does it make whether it’s metal on plastic, ceramic on metal, etc.?? Not fair!! They should be ashamed of themselves implanting these flawed devices in unsuspecting people. It’s inhumane and playing God. Who are you (a Corporation) to decide who is at higher risk for cancer, kidney, bladder disease, etc.?? All for greed and the all mighty dollar. I don’t know how these people sleep after poisoning all these victims and not taking responsibility for their “studies” on human guinea pigs. After seeing my arms covered in rashes and me live with so much pain, my son keeps asking if I’m going to die before I get this hip out.

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  • Shirley says:

    I had a Articul/eze MOM Femoral hip, Pinnacle Gripton Acetbular Sector Cup & Pinnacle Altrx-Poly.Acetabular Liner
    hip replacement in 2011. I am having lots of pain in my thigh at night when laying on the affected side. In the morning its very sore,(right outer medial area) It feels like I was poked or ran into a table. My Dr says it’s bursitis and I don’t have a metal on metal hip implant (figure that). He refused to do a blood draw to check for metal levels. I also have alot of thigh pain in certain positions, feels like i’m being poked. Is anyone having the same problems? I had my other hip replaced 4-months later with a Ceramic Femoral Head, all other parts the same. Anyone haviing problems with this?

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  • bernard says:

    i have had the pinnacle cup and the summit stem but with the ceramic on ceramic bearing a year ago i have had no problems at all a little ach once in a while a twinge but i except it is not quite as good as what god made to begin with but it is a million times better than osteo arthritis of the hip . does anyone know is it just the metal on metal articulation my surgeon wont use that bearing surface .i am not sure he ever did metal on metal hip replacements . i hope you get your pain and problems sorted it must be horrible i just wanted to reasure youwhen they work like mine it is awesome so do not give up . my docter says the results with 1st time revision are almost as good as 1st time hip replacement so dont give up .next time get the most experienced hip surgeon you can a dr who does lots of revision cases is best some orthos love the challange of revision surgery and specialize in it . get a professer or close two it if you can .

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:15 am

  • Linda says:

    I had a Pinnacle cup with an Altrix cross-linked polyethylene liner and a cocr? Femoral head and a Summit femoral stem, implanted in March of this year. Since then, I have had two surgeries to get increasingly larger psedotumors removed and now I have a “tumor”on my incision site the size of a football. Next week, I will have it removed along with the pinnacle cup. A ceramic will replace it and a plastic surgeon will perform a skin flap of sorts to encapsulate the new joint area . I haven’t gotten the results from the blood work back but the surgeon seemed fairly certain that I have metallosis, high levels of
    Cobalt and chromium in my body being caused by the implant sluffing of metal particals and “poisining” my body. I don’t understand why if these parts fail so often, how can they still put them in people? I don’t feel that I or my insurance should have to pay for this. I don’t care about settlements, I just want them to take responsibility for thier actions and do what’s fair. Has anyone else had a similar result?,

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

  • Timothy says:

    Shirley I have same replacement was also told the bursitis routine!!I have been getting huge lumps on groin that pop and leak blood and fluid,my dr told me I had an infection and gave me antbiotics it went away and came back 7 times.This morning were the biggest and most painfull lumps ever.I squeezed one and a ton of blood and stuff came out.I have been in immense pain and can hardly get around,have scooter.Cannot sleep on that side and groin pain is crazy bad.Before replacement I could walk to store etc. with minor pain.They guinnea pigged me and wrecked me.There is no difference with liners of any kind.Several drs told me it is 50-50 with implants and dr should not have done mine as I take chemo every week and have immunno-disorder.

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm

  • AAmah says:

    I have had three right hip operation but since Jan 2014 my pain has been constant .it keeps me from sleeping and I cant eat sometimes due to the pain. I have 6 screw in my hip .Please Help .I also walk with a limp and now it’s getting very hard to drive and I have been getting constant headache.Please Help

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:21 pm

  • Sonja says:

    At age 55 in 2009 I had a total hip replaced with metal-on-metal. I am pain free and happy. No problems. I’m sure there are some failures but I believe if you go to the best doctor your success rate is best. Don’t settle for who is close by or convenient. I will travel 2,000 miles (if necessary) to have my other hip replaced which will probably happen within the next 5 years. GO TO AN EXPERT SURGEON!!!

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  • pain says:

    Attys are barking up the wrong tree! There alot of failures with the pinnacle marathon sector 2 liner.i don’t have good motion pain everyday loss of freedom and life. What is used to make the liner ? I know plastic is not good in anybody! Everyone shout out to the F.D.A and attorneys.

    Posted on December 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  • Robert says:

    I had the DePuy Pinnacle with the polyehthene liner put in my right hip in January of 2012. I was told it would last for 10-15 years. 5 weeks later, I still complained of the groin and hip pains. I was told to give it 6 months. Here it is 3 years later and I still have the same pains I had ever since my surgery. I have been on pain meds all the while. My quality of life has drastically changed and now I feel more like a hermit because I cannot function without experiencing pain (Usually 7-9/10. Piercing and stabbing pains as I walk, sit, or stand. Throbbing at night if I’m active during the day. I have had the same run-around by lawyers for metal-on-metal. I ask also, “Where are the lawyers for the people, like me ,who have had ongoing issues with the DePuy Pinnacle with Polyehelene???

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

  • natalie says:

    YES YOU ARE RIGHT.GREED AND BIG COMPANIES DO NOT CARE.THE ATTORNEY ST HANDLING ONLY MOM’S ARE STUPID! THE ATTORNEYS ARE FOLLOWING THE WRONG AMBULANCE.I HAVE BEEN REJECTED BY THEM EVEN IF I M CRIPPLED BY MY 2 HIP IMPLANTS!!!!!

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:08 am

  • pain says:

    GOD BLESS YOU! I LIVE IN PAIN EVERY DAY .YOU LIVE LIFE FOR THOSE WHO HAD BAD HIP REPLACEMENTS. MANY MANY MORE PAIN FREE YEARS! GOD BLESS AND HE REALLY DID FOR YOU.

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:40 am

  • pain says:

    Glad to hear you are going strong..GOD BLESS!!! Take care, Aloha

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:48 am

  • pain says:

    SAD FRICKEN STORES ABOUT BAD HIP REPLACEMENTS!I LIVE A HORROR STORY ALSO.YOU ARE NOT ALONE.ATTORNEYS HAVE TO WAKE UP ABOUT OTHER ISSUES WITH HIP IMPLANTS!

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:54 am

  • Dana says:

    I had my first hip replacement in 3/2013 with Dupuy pinnacle® metal cup and a ceramic femoral head (ball) with and altrx plastic liner. I was never able to walk correctly, no matter how much rehab I went through. It always felt unstable. On Christmas of 2015 I notice a squeaking and rubbing noise coming from my hip. When I went to see my surgeon he wasn’t concerned in the least and told me that my socket maybe a little dry. A week went by, the rubbing got worse along with the pain so I requested an x-ray and sure enough the report came back as a worn plastic liner that was migrating along with mild metallosis. My Dr. Did a revision surgery on 2/2016 with the same parts but placed the cup in a different location this time.I still can’t walk with out a walker because it feels so unstable. And even with a walker I can not walk very well or far. I am hoping to find some help either to walk right or find out what went wrong. My Dr sent the failed plastic liner back to Depuy and we’re still waiting for their reply as to what they think may have happened. I feel for each and everyone of you. Life sucks when you can walk.

    Posted on April 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  • Diane says:

    All I can say is ditto on ALL posts here regarding the same device! I’ve also had revision surgery & severe infection following the surgery. The infection required 6 WEEKS of x2 daily infusions of a powerful antibiotic. Mu quality of life significantly decreased as a result of the original Pinnacle implant. Every attorney I’ve contacted has denied representation bc it’s not metal on metal. Saiontz & Kirk as well. I reported to FDA & they’ve required DuPuy Synthes to examine the product. Which I don’t understand at all. Shouldn’t FDA have an objective party examining the failure of this product?? This is so infuriating. Someone needs to be responsible for my suffering and pain.

    Posted on July 11, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  • Diane says:

    Yes yes yes!! Submitted a reply to another as well. It’s infuriating.

    Posted on July 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  • Diane says:

    Yes & than some. !!! Unbelievable.

    Posted on July 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

  • Diane says:

    Yes yes yes!! Submitted a reply to another as well. It’s infuriating.

    Posted on July 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  • Michele says:

    I had a hip revision in 2005 with a DePuy Pinnacle Sector 2 Acetabular Cup, with a Articulese metal-on-metal femoral head. I have NEVER been able to walk well…sever swelling in left foot and knee, have subsequently developed fibormyalgia, muscle spasms in legs, loss of quality of life. Lucky I have a husband who loves me otherwise I would be homeless and in a wheel chair. Crossing my fingers this next replacement isn’t another recall and that my doctor doesn’t botch it like the last one.

    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 1:39 pm

  • Michele says:

    I had a hip revision in 2005 with a DePuy Pinnacle Sector 2 Acetabular Cup, with a Articulese metal-on-metal femoral head. I have NEVER been able to walk well…sever swelling in left foot and knee, have subsequently developed fibormyalgia, muscle spasms in legs, loss of quality of life. Lucky I have a husband who loves me otherwise I would be homeless and in a wheel chair. Crossing my fingers this next replacement isn’t another recall and that my doctor doesn’t botch it like the last one.

    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 1:40 pm

  • Kolleen says:

    My husband had a DePuy Duoflex Summit stem, Sector Pinnacle cup and Marathon poly liner implanted in his right hip in 2006. He had severe pain, squeaking, a limp, etc. due to the poly liner shifting out of place and the hip becoming metal on metal which then caused a peritoneal cyst and metallosis around the hip. His revision surgery was 10/21/13 and the revision has been great – a little aching sometimes and adversely affected by colder weather but nothing like the original. We have been unable to find a lawyer to take his case due to the original hip not being metal on metal at the start! Now, we have 8 more days before the statute of limitations in our state and may never to be able to file suit! Is there any lawyer out there willing to take the case and file quickly? What he endured is ridiculous and the manufacturer should be held accountable.

    Posted on October 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  • Jack says:

    Having the same trouble can I find anyone to help me OMS is isn’t metal on metal then they don’t want to be bothered

    Posted on January 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm

  • Diane says:

    I’m in the same “sinking” boat! Have lost my quality of life because of DuPuy’s Pinnacle altrx! Several firms I’ve contacted denied me representation bc my hip replacement wasn’t part of their mass torts for MoM implants!! After 6 dislocations, Revison surgery, surgery for infection and a ruined hip joint….who is accountable?? It’s truly ashame!

    Posted on July 6, 2017 at 5:38 am

  • Marlon says:

    DePuy 6 std summit HA stem 54-mm Pinnacle Sector II cup, 36 ID, +4 10-degree Marathon liner, 36, +1.5 head 1 6.5 X30 cancellous screw to secure the acetabulum. PAIN PAIN

    Posted on September 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

  • cheryl says:

    right hip replaced with no issues/APEX, Left hip was replaced Dec 18,2017, knee was dislocated during surgery. Depuy tri lock Gripton coated stem, size 3, Lot HB0972. Depuy Pinnacle Gripton coated cup size 50 lot # HK3185. Liner 55mm lot # HK7018, Femoral Head 32 mm #8550128 . Surgical otes state 1 screw but in xrays I see 2… 6.5×25 Lot # D17013697. Since surgery I have been in pain, first it was ecause I was overmanipulated in surgery and over extended my knee, problem walking fr 4 weeks!! the orthopedist said it was due to over extended over a MA shoulder. On a return visit 2 months later, I still had to use cane, Pain in groin down sided of hip replacement. Then knee pain, I ant weight bearon operative leg or it freezes up and I have to pause before I can move. Dr stated it was nothing he did… I am 10 months into recovery still in pain more so than before.. I have an appt with another surgeon for a 2nd opnion as this is nothing like my right hip procedure, I was pain free and never used a cane. I have read some stories about same pain. I am hoping someone can give me guidance what can be done. I might also add I also feel crappy flu like daily, I have lost 10lbs.. I am nowat 89lbs, so its notan overweight issue.

    Posted on September 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm

  • Michael says:

    I had my hip replaced Oct 2011 with Depuy Pinnacle ceramic cup. The first week of Dec I had a dislocation, taken to Senetra emergency room to put it back and sent home. The next morning it dislocated again. Another the next month ( Jan ). Between Dec,2011 and Dec 2016, I had nine dislocation. The Othropedic that I had at that time failed to tell I should have a revision surgery after the first dislocation. Now the revision surgery, when the doctors removed the prosthetic, it was discovered that the cup was broken all that time. I did not know because I wore a hip brace. The dislocations occur when I did not have on the brace. I have
    Lawyers but I have heard anything from them yet. Having dislocated hip, travelling in emergency vehicle, waiting four to six hours for the operating room to clear, well very few people endure that much devastating pain. I would wish one to go through that. There is also the permanent chronic residual pain I have to deal with. So yes we to deserves compensation for pain and suffering.

    Posted on October 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

  • crystal says:

    my aunt had a hip replacement dec of 2015 .she has had nothing but a lot of pain she cant deal with any more this hip replacement has done nothing but cause her to be able to do anything any more she used to be able to do dishes and sweep and mop a little bit and more but today she down on her back in sever pain from this hip replacement she had in 2015 in the last month the hip she had a replacement done on .it has pop out of place four times in amonth . the hospital puts in back in place but she is 85 a just cant deal with the pain ant longer I feel like my aunt should be in title to something for these people who caused her to go threw all this crap she been going threw for 5 years thanks

    Posted on July 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm

  • Jerald says:

    Hi. I had hip replacement Surgery in April of 2017. I have a Pinnacle Porocoat shell 52 implant. I am still in pain 2 years later. I have pain in my groin and am very fatigued all the time. Walking is difficult and I somyhave trouble breathing. How can I tell if my implant is defective and causing my problems. I had my other hip replaced in 2000 at the age of 37 and had no problem with that one. How should I proceed?

    Posted on July 24, 2019 at 4:26 pm

  • Ray says:

    I had a a J and J Depuy total left hip replacement in Feb 2018. Today is Jan 2020. I can hardly walk. This has been a nightmare from the day of the surgery. I was left with no feeling in my leg and foot drop. Today my hip pain is worse that before I had the hip surgery. Please tell me there is help avail! I cannot sleep and barely walk without help. Pain is excrutiating.

    Posted on January 14, 2020 at 10:40 am

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