Lawsuits for DePuy Pinnacle Hip Problems
Design defects with the DePuy Pinnacle may increase the risk of severe pain, dislocation of the hip implant, early hip replacement failure or the need for additional revision surgery.
Potential individual claims and potential DePuy Pinnacle class action lawsuits are being reviewed by our attorneys for individuals throughout the United States. DePuy ASR hip cases are also being pursued for individuals who received one of the recalled hip systems. To review a potential claim for yourself or a family member, request a free consultation.
DEPUY PINNACLE METAL-ON-METAL HIP PROBLEMS
The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. The implant is similar in many respects to the recalled DePuy ASR hip system, which was removed from the market in August 2010 due to a higher-than-expected failure rate. However, a number of individuals have also complained of DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement complications that may also be related to the design of the artificial hip.
Compensation may be available through a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit for individuals who have experienced problems, such as:
- Unexplained Hip Pain
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Loss of Mobility
- Loosening of a DePuy Pinnacle Hip
- Hip Replacement Failure
- Additional Hip Revision Surgery
Johnson & Johnson and their DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary obtained approval for the DePuy Pinnacle artificial hip without conducting rigorous premarket approval testing. It was approved under the 510(k) approval process as a “substantial equivalent” to older hip replacement devices, and it appears that a growing number of patients who had the hip implanted are discovering that it may be prone to early failure.
According to allegations raised in DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits, the metal-on-metal hip replacement results in a risk of metallosis, biologic toxicity and a high failure rate as a result of microscopic metal particles that are shed when the parts rub against each other. Like the recalled DePuy ASR hip, placement is exceedingly difficult for even the best surgeons, and without perfect placement, the problems can be even more exacerbated.
DePuy has had knowledge about the high number of DePuy Pinnacle complaints individuals have experienced with their hip replacement, but they failed to issue a DePuy Pinnacle recall or warn about the risk of complications.
DEPUY PINNACLE HIP LAWYERS
Request a consultation with our DePuy Pinnacle hip lawyers to find out if you, a friend or family member may have be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit. The manufacturer appears to have placed their desire for profits ahead of the safety of consumers by failing to issue a recall and continuing to market this defective hip replacement system as safe and effective.
All cases are reviewed by our DePuy Pinnacle attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.