Even though a DePuy Pinnacle recall has not been issued yet, patients who were implanted with this hip replacement system have reported many DePuy Pinnacle problems, including excessive and unexplained pain in the hip as well as hip implant failure. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet announced a DePuy Pinnacle recall, implant recipients who are experiencing problems with the DePuy Pinnacle hip system may still have legal recourse. If you received a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system and are experiencing implant problems, you might be entitled to receive monetary compensation. Contact Texas Attorney Group today and our member Texas DePuy Pinnacle Attorneys will evaluate your claim to determine if you are eligible for a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit.
Complaints Associated With The DePuy Pinnacle Implant
DePuy Orthopaedics has received many complaints involving the metal-on-metal Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System, although it has not yet issued a Pinnacle hip recall. The company is still maintaining that there is no design defect of the Pinnacle hip implant system, although one lawsuit alleges that the defect is being concealed by the company and the company has misrepresented that the hip implant system is a safe and effective medical device. Some of the potential DePuy Pinnacle issues when this device is used with a metal liner includes hip implant failure, difficulty with standing or walking, loosening of the hip replacement, unexplained hip pain, metal poisoning, and the need for additional revision surgery.
This Pinnacle system can also be used with metal-on-metal parts, like the ASR hip replacement system that is included in the DePuy implant recall of 2010. Metal-on-metal hip devices can release microscopic metal particles into a patient’s body from friction of metal parts against other metal parts. Some recipients who have experienced DePuy Pinnacle complications have reported serious inflammatory reactions or metal toxicity caused by high levels of chromium and cobalt in their systems. Elevated levels of cobalt and chromium have been associated with metal debris released by the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements. Symptoms of metal poisoning in the patients were commonly linked to other complications such as decreased mobility and pain and swelling.
Texas DePuy Pinnacle Attorneys
Although a recall of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant has not been issued, the affiliated Texas DePuy Pinnacle attorneys at Texas Attorney Group would like to hear from recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System. Patients who are experiencing DePuy Pinnacle problems potentially may be able to file a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering as well as other damages resulting from complications with their hip implant.