The DePuy Pinnacle is not recalled. Yet there are many life threatening side effects associated with these devices. You are potentially entitled to compensation without an official device recall.
The Food Drug and Administration (FDA) warns of the dangers associated with metal on metal hip implants. Patients are likely to experience similar problems linked to the DePuy Pinnacle. Recently, the FDA published the following information about metal on metal hip implants. According to the FDA’s website:
“Metal on metal hip implants, like other types of hip implants, are known to have adverse events including infection and joint dislocation. There are some case reports of the metal particles causing a reaction around the joint, leading to deterioration of the tissue around the joint, loosening of the implant and failure of the device, as well as some of the symptoms described above. In addition, some metal ions from the implant may enter into the bloodstream. There have been a few recent case reports of patients with metal-on-metal hip implants developing a reaction to these ions and experiencing medical problems that might have been related to their implants, including effects on the nervous system, heart and thyroid gland.”
Report your device to the FDA for an investigation if you are experiencing problems with your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant. You are not the only patient affected by this device, and a recall may be in order. Please click here to visit the FDA’s Med Watch Medical Product Reporting Page.
If you experience problems with your DePuy Pinnacle, or underwent a revision surgery to remove your implant, you are potentially entitled to compensation from the device manufacturer.
It is essential to maintain records of any appointments, treatments, and expenses related to your DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant (i.e. doctor appointments, physical therapy sessions, lost wages). Contact an attorney for more information regarding the DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit and your legal rights as it pertains to your situation.
Do you have an advocate looking out for your best interest? At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we represent hundreds of hip replacement patients who continue to rely on our knowledge and expertise in winning cases against manufacturers that put defective medical devices on the market. Start by sharing your story with us through our free evaluation form on this page or give us a call, toll free, at (888) 997-5170 for a confidential case review.