DePuy Pinnacle Problems Include Hip Implant Failure
DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System
Although a DePuy Pinnacle hip recall has not been issued, the market withdrawal of the DePuy ASR hip implants has prompted patients to inquire about problems stemming from their DePuy Acetabular Cup Systems. The Pinnacle hip implants were not part of the August DePuy hip recall; however, the design of the Pinnacle hip replacement is similar to the recalled DePuy ASR hips and could cause problems for recipients of the device.
Even though a DePuy Pinnacle cup recall has not been issued, patients implanted with the DePuy Acetabular Cup System may still have legal recourse. Complete our no cost, no obligation case evaluation form to find out if you can pursue compensation for medical bills and other damages through a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit.
Pinnacle Hip Implant Complaints
Similar to the ASR systems implicated in the August 2010 DePuy hip recall, the Pinnacle hip implants can be constructed with metal-on-metal components. According to some hip surgeons, metal-on-metal implants can release small particles into the patient's tissue and blood stream as they wear. Some patients may develop an inflammatory reaction to these particles, allowing fluid to collect in the joint and surrounding muscles. This condition may be painless at first; however, left untreated, DePuy hip metal poisoning can cause pain and swelling and damage the hip bones, muscles and surrounding nerves.
In addition to DePuy metal poisoning, patients have also experienced the following Pinnacle problems:
- Clicking or popping in the hip or pelvic region
- Trouble walking or standing due to hip pain
- Pinnacle hip implant failure
- Hip implant loosening
- Unexplained hip pain
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Recall Looming?
Despite hip implant failure and other metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle problems, the manufacturer has yet to issue a DePuy Pinnacle recall. DePuy Orthopaedics has stated that the hip replacement system is not defective. However, a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit claims that the company has concealed the Pinnacle hip implant defect and misrepresented that the device is safe and effective. If you or a loved one has been implanted with a metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement, do not wait for a DePuy Pinnacle recall to learn your legal options. Complete our free case review form to have a hip implant recall attorney evaluate your claim, at no cost to you.
DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit
Patients who have experienced DePuy Pinnacle problems may be able to participate in a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit. This would allow for patients to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from their DePuy Pinnacle hip implant problems. To find out if you can participate in a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit, complete our no cost, no obligation case review form today with details of your DePuy Pinnacle complaints.