The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device’s ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do.
(PRWEB) October 17, 2012
The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you are a recipient, or a loved one is a recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, that has already failed, or showing symptoms of a failure, or you are concerned about a premature failure, we want to get you identified, and we want to make certain you get to the best possible national caliber personal injury law firms, to ensure you receive the best possible legal advice." According to court records less than 2000 people have signed up for a class action-because their DePuy Pinnacle hip implant has failed. The US Drug Watchdog's worry is if European heath agency studies are pointing to a 50% failure rate in metal on metal hip implants, and there are 140,000 US recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant-the US Drug Watchdog believes the number of US DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant recipients identified by the court should be at least 70,000. To achieve this number the US Drug Watchdog is initiating a very aggressive victims initiative, that includes access to national caliber personal injury attorneys, who thoroughly understand the issues with metal-on-metal hip implants, and the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant. For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com
The US Drug Watchdog is advising all US Citizens, who have received a metal on metal hip implant anytime after 2001 to start getting annual blood tests focused on measuring cobalt, or chromium levels a the hip implant recipients blood. If these cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated please call the US Drug Watchdog for more information, at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and pharmaceutical watchdog in the United States. The group says, “We want to make certain all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant victims get to the actual trial law firms or attorneys that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients. In the instance of the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant we could be talking about 100,000+ potential victims.” For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244