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Pinnacle hip implants stack massive lawsuits

Defective medical device attorneys helping victims who have experienced side effects as a result of the defective Pinnacle hip implants.

DePuy Orthopedics’ Pinnacle hip implants are the subject of massive lawsuits for failures of the artificial hip joint and bone fractures, among other health complications, due to defective design that was not revealed to consumers or physicians.

The company knew about the design problems, but failed to warn doctors of the medical risks with its Pinnacle’s metal-on-metal cup system.

There hasn’t been a recall of Pinnacle systems, but its complications are similar to claims made about ARS hip replacement devices, also manufactured the Johnson & Johnson’s division, which were recalled in 2010 (ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System devices sold since 2003) and are subject of lawsuits too.

Among the nationwide liability litigations against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., most recently a federal jury in Texas ordered Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to pay $1 billion to plaintiffs with Pinnacle hip implants.

The jury found DePuy and J&J negligent in designing of the Pinnacle Ultamet artificial hip, and found the companies negligent in their failures to warn the public and recall the devices. Also, negligent by misrepresenting the product to physicians. The concealment of the pertinent information was fraudulent, according to the jury.

The jury found DePuy and J&J negligent in designing of the Pinnacle Ultamet artificial hip, and found the companies negligent in their failures to warn the public and recall the devices.

Problems with DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant

Hip implants are supposed to replace the human hip when is damaged or diseased from arthritis, osteoarthritis, fracture or avascular necrosis.

DePuy introduced the Pinnacle devices in 2001 praising its unique design as the best surgical option because it recreates the natural ball-in socket joint, giving stability and range of motion.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received thousands of adverse reports. Lawsuits claim the Pinnacle implant resulted in metallosis or metal poisoning, which happens when fragments from the friction of both parts of the joint get into the blood. Other associated complications are biologic toxicity and failure of the hip joint.

Plaintiffs allege the medical device caused them severe inflammation, severe pain, tissue and bone loss, and other related diseases.

Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit

People with Pinnacle hip implants that have severe pain or cannot walk or stand should take it as a possible sign of bone fracture or failure of the artificial hip joint. Any of the symptoms associated with Pinnacle hip replacement could entitled you to compensation, including surgical remedy and damages for suffering.

Most problems with the Pinnacle hip replacement system have stemmed from metal liners used in the Pinnacle’s cup system (socket).

Patients have reported pain, swelling, difficulty walking, inability to bear weight on the hip, and other issues. Failure of the device can also cause fracture or degradation of the surrounding bone tissue, making replacement surgery more difficult or impossible.

Greg Jones Law can get you the fair compensation you deserve. Greg Jones has skilled and experienced lawyers which are knowledgeable on medical device lawsuits. The firm has the resources to represent you in the way you need to hold DePuy accountable, regardless of whether the DePuy Pinnacle artificial hip is recalled.

There may be deadlines to bring a claim or join a class action, so we urge you to contact us as soon as possible.

You can call, chat or contact us thru this website to get a free no-hassle legal consultation. We have handled product liability cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States.

Call 855-Jones-Law (855-566-3752) or contact us online today to talk with our firm about your defective hip replacement. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.

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