DePuy Pinnacle Recall
DePuy, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, has manufactured several different versions of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, all of which are now being investigated after failing in thousands of patients and requiring painful revision or replacement surgeries.
DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular, Pinnacle and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems are all made up of entirely metal components that rub together causing flakes of metal to splinter off into the surrounding tissue. When these models fail, the metal used to create the devices deteriorates and releases dangerous and harmful toxins into the body. These metal particles enter the patient’s bloodstream, bone, and tissue and cause painful side effects including:
- Pain in the groin, hip or leg
- Swelling in and around the hip joint
- Painful and pronounced limp
- High levels of metal in the bloodstream, a condition known as Metallosis
- Cobalt or Chromium poisoning
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration ordered all manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants to study the effects of their products and determine how often they failed. Following these studies, DePuy voluntarily removed their metal hip implant products from the market and recalled their ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems.
Thousands Injured With No responsibility
The Pinnacle hip implant model remained on the market, and its continued use has injured thousands. Yet, DePuy continues to take no responsibility for the damage caused by their defective Pinnacle Hip Replacement systems, even in the face of thousands of claims against them by patients and their families.
The first case against DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson began in September of 2014, and litigation is still ongoing. Hundreds of thousands of patients have been forced to undergo painful and dangerous revision surgery to remove these defective medical devices. Often, the pain, suffering and medical costs associated with these surgeries can be devastating to victims and their families, which is why you need an experienced legal team by your side when pursuing damages against major manufacturers such as DePuy and J&J.
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At The Yost Legal Group, we have the knowledge and experience to pursue litigation against major medical device manufacturers such as DePuy. These corporations must not be allowed to continue to promote and market their products as safe and effective when the overwhelming evidence points to the fact that they cause significant damage in many patients.
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