There are about 180,000 US citizens who are recipients of these specific types of all metal hip implants, and only a small fraction of these metal on metal hip implant recipients have been identified as failures.
(PRWEB) November 26, 2012
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are on a mission to make certain every recipient of the now recalled DePuy ASR, and or the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant is protected in the event their hip implant device has already failed, or should it prematurely fail in the near future. There are about 180,000 US citizens who are recipients of these specific types of metal on metal hip implants, and only a small fraction of these metal on metal hip implant recipients have been identified as failures. Some European health agencies are suggesting failure rates of 50% for all metal hip implants." The DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant was recalled in August of 2010, and the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant is now subject to national litigation. The US Drug Watchdog believes many individuals, especially senior citizens who received a now recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, or a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant do not want to go through a painful hip replacement surgery, also called revision surgery; so as a result they do not complain. The group is strongly encouraging family members or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant between 2002 and 2010 to ask if it was a DePuy ASR hip implant, or a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant? For more information about the DePuy ASR hip implant recall, or the problematic 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 indicates symptoms of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, or the DePuy Pinnacle failure include:
- Pain in the Hip Region
- Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
- Swelling of the Hip
- General Discomfort
- Lack of Flexibility
- Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the hip implant recipients blood.
The US Drug Watchdog is the premier pharmaceutical, and medical device watchdog in the United States. The group says, "We want to make certain all DePuy ASR hip implant recipients, and all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients get to attorneys that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients. We do not want any recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR, or a DePuy Pinnacle sitting on the curb, for a disaster that was not their doing." 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
DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197