Accident and Injury Attorney Assisting with Cases Involving Failed DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacements Nationwide
Have you or a loved one suffered from metallosis (metal poisoning), dislocation, infection, or additional surgeries resulting from a failed DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement? Did your Pinnacle hip replacement result in a bone fracture near the implant site, tissue necrosis (tissue death), osteolysis (bone dissolution due to metallosis), or pseudotumors near the affected joint? If you or a loved one is immobile or suffering with any injuries due to having a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, it’s best to call our office now for your free consultation to see what we can do for you.
Some Of The Benefits Of Working With Us:
- We will review your case during your free consultation and see if we can help you.
- We will guide you regarding the next steps to take on your case.
- We will work hard to select an attorney who is qualified to handle these types of cases.
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DePuy Orthopaedics is a branch of Johnson & Johnson whose specialty is orthopedic devices. Recently, the company was accused of knowingly supplying defective hip replacements resulting in severe injuries to some of the patients who had the devices implanted. As a result, Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to those individuals who suffered from their defective product.
The hip replacements are said to have a high failure rate due to the defective design. The joint of the hip is known as a ball and socket joint. In the defective design, both the ball and socket (where the ball inserts) are made of metal. Since they are metal on metal, when they rub together they create metal debris. This may lead to several complications, namely metallosis. Metallosis, also known as metal poisoning occurs when the body has a toxic amount of metal in the body. Metal poisoning can cause the breakdown of bones, tissues, muscles, and may also cause organ damage. As of now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t issued a recall.
If you currently have a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, it’s best to be aware of the symptoms you may experience if the device is failing. The following are some of the signs and symptoms of implant failure:
- Trouble standing and/or walking
- Pain when standing and/or walking
- Unexplained hip pain
- Pain at the site
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