A Mississippi hip implant attorney notes lawsuits alleging blood poisoning and other serious injuries caused by a Pinnacle hip implant, sold by medical device maker DePuy Orthopaedics. Patients who have suffered severe complications from metal hip replacements may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of Pinnacle hip replacement lawyers.
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Plaintiff Alleges Hip Implant Caused Blood Poisoning and Other Complications
A man is seeking various damages from Johnson & Johnson, claiming that he suffered injuries and lingering physical impairment after receiving the company’s Pinnacle hip implant device. The lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson in December 2015, alleges that a defective hip implant device the company produced exposed the plaintiff to serious complications, including metallosis or poisoning of the blood, and joint tissue inflammation. The Louisiana Record states that the plaintiff received a Pinnacle hip implant in December 2012 and later suffered complications that necessitated the removal of the device. Due to the failure of the implant, the man faced significant physical and emotional distress, outstanding medical expenses and physical impairment.
The lawsuit claims that the metal components of the Pinnacle hip implant produce debris or pieces of metal which can have damaging effects on joint tissue, and that patients may experience lingering joint irritation or the presence of metal ions in nearby tissue even after the defective device is removed. The lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson was negligent in selling the hip implant device despite evidence of Pinnacle implants failing early and exposing patients to these serious complications, the website reported.
How a Mississippi Hip Implant Attorney 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 metal-on-metal hip replacements 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 metal-on-metal 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
Patients who have suffered severe complications from metal-on-metal hip replacements, 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 Mississippi hip implant attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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