DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Complications
We are investigating cases throughout the United States of victims who suffered complications from the Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement system, which is a metal on metal hip implant similar to the Depuy ASR hip replacement system. The complaints we are seeing include early failure, severe pain, loosening of the implant and other complaints
Unfortunately, some of these complaints will lead to the need for a hip revision surgery.
Our Depuy hip replacement team is currently reviewing potential Pinnacle hip claims for patients who experience problems with the Pinnacle hip system. We believe there may be design defects with this hip implant.
The problem may be that the Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement system is a metal-on-metal hip implant, which, because the hip implant is similar to earlier generation DePuy hip replacement devices which had already been approved by the FDA, did not have to be completely scrutinized prior to its approval compared to the same rigorous pre-market approval testing used for other medical devices.
There have been hundreds of Depuy Pinnacle hip problem reports filed with the FDA adverse event reporting system.
Many in the industry including orthopedic surgeons have voiced their concerns about the design of the metal-on-metal hip replacement systems.
They are also concerned that these metal on metal systems can allow small metal particles into the surrounding tissue and body over time resulting in the condition known as "Metallosis".
This is similar to the Depuy ASR hip implant, which was subject to a worldwide recall in August, 2010. It is interesting to note that the ASR recall occurred more than 18 months after the first Depuy ASR lawsuit was filed concerning design defects.
If you or a loved one has experienced problems from the Depuy Pinnacle hip system, please contact one of our intake specialists who are part of our Depuy national hip replacement group which includes orthopedic surgeons, nurses, lawyers, paralegals, and experts as well as metallurgists. We want to help you as well.
Please call us at 1-800-718-4658 or complete the confidential email on the right and we will respond within 24 hours.
The status of the Pinnacle hip litigation is that there has been a request to centralize all Depuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit filings in one federal court (called multi-district litigation) to consolidate and centralize in one court all pre-trial proceedings including discovery and all coordinations. This may occur in either the pending Depuy ASR multi-district litigation site or a new multi-district litigation unit.
There have been more than 150,000 Depuy Pinnacle systems manufactured since its approval date and there have been more than 1300 people who have filed adverse event reports with the FDA involving Pinnacle problems since the August 2010 DePuy ASR Hip recall date.