New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011
The Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. As is typical of such systems, the ball, stem, and shell composing the synthetic hip are almost entirely made of metal. These systems are the most common hip replacement systems implanted in younger recipients, because they are typically viewed as more durable and designed to last longer before revision surgery is required. There is evidence, however, that this is not the case with the Pinnacle system.
The obvious problem with the Pinnacle system—as with DePuy’s recalled ASR system—is that its components come loose, causing those with a Pinnacle device implanted to experience swelling and to feel excruciating hip, thigh, and groin pain when walking, rising from a seated position, or even just placing weight on the replaced hip, according to reports received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Less obvious, though, is the problem that when these metal-on-metal implants deteriorate, they deposit microscopic flakes of toxic metal into a recipient’s tissues and bloodstream, which circumstance can lead to the growth of lesions and pseudotumors, as reported by the New York Times in March of 2010. Thus recipients of Pinnacle devices might be poisoned by their implants without knowing it.
Accordingly, the Rottenstein Law Group is imploring anyone with a friend or relative who has received a hip replacement device to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer.
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Information Center at http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com. The site has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about the DePuy Pinnacle failures.
About The Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner. http://www.rotlaw.com
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