DePuy Pinnacle Problems
While a DePuy Pinnacle recall has not yet been issued, patients who have been implanted with the hip replacement system have reported a number of DePuy Pinnacle problems, including unexplained hip pain and hip implant failure. Although the FDA has not announced a DePuy Pinnacle recall, patients experiencing DePuy Pinnacle problems may still have legal recourse.
If you were implanted with a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip and are experiencing hip implant problems, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Fill out our free case review form today and our hip implant attorneys will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you, to determine your eligibility for a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit.
DePuy Pinnacle Complaints
DePuy Orthopaedics has received numerous complaints regarding the metal-on-metal Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System, though it has not issued a Pinnacle hip recall as of yet. The company maintains that there is no defect in the design of the Pinnacle hip replacement, though one DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit alleges that the company is concealing the defect and has misrepresented that the hip replacement is a safe and effective medical device.
The following are among the potential DePuy Pinnacle problems when the device is used with a metal liner:
- Unexplained hip pain
- Pinnacle hip implant failure
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Loosening of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement
- Need for hip replacement revision surgery
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
Experiencing problems with a metal-on-metal DePuy hip replacement? Fill out our no cost case evaluation today to find out if you may have legal recourse.
Like the ASR hip replacements included in the 2010 DePuy hip implant recall, this Pinnacle system can be used with metal-on-metal components. Reportedly, metal-on-metal hip devices can wear, releasing microscopic particles into the patient’s body. Some patients experiencing DePuy Pinnacle problems have reported severe inflammatory reactions or metal poisoning due to high levels of cobalt and chromium in their systems. Elevated levels of chromium and cobalt have been linked to the metal debris released by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacements. Metal poisoning symptoms in the patients were commonly associated with other problems, such as trouble walking, pain and swelling.
DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit
Although a DePuy Pinnacle hip recall has not been issued, the hip implant recall attorneys at Morgan and Morgan would like to hear from patients who were implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System. Potentially, patients experiencing DePuy Pinnacle problems may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from their hip implant problems. To find out if you are eligible for a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit, complete our no cost, no obligation case review form today with details of your DePuy Pinnacle complaints.