A DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawyer can help patients who have suffered complications from their metal hip replacement. Lawsuit claim that the device, sold by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is defective, unreasonably dangerous, and has caused serious injury to patients. Affected hip replacement patients may be eligible to recover compensation with he help of a metal on metal hip replacement attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Risks
Hip replacement lawyers have observed many serious complications associated with the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement system, including:
- Clicking noises from the joint
- Discomfort or serious pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Difficulty walking
- Implant failure
- Additional surgery
Patients are also at risk for metallosis, or metal poisoning, which is caused by the metal components rubbing together and can lead to neurologic damage, plus liver and kidney damage.
How a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawyer Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by their DePuy hip replacement may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications related to a defective DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Patients who have suffered severe complications from a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.