US Drug Watchdog's Now Urges Recipients of a Depuy, Zimmer Stryker, Biomet, and Wright All Metal Hip Implant to Get a Blood Test for Elevated Cobalt or Chromium Levels

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The US Drug Watchdog is now strongly encouraging all DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate, Wright Medical, the Biomet M2a Magnum, and Zimmer Durom Cup, or DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant recipients to get blood tests to see if their cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated. If the cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated the group is urging recipients of these specific types of metal on metal hip implants to call them at 866-714-6466 for the names of the best possible law firms. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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We think a simple blood test for cobalt, and or chromium are the best way for any metal on metal hip implant recipient to discover if their hip implant device has failed

The US Drug Watchdog has now added the Biomet M2a Magnum, Stryker Rejuvenate, the Zimmer Durom Cup, and Wright Medical Conserve metal on metal hip implant devices to their ongoing initiative involving the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implants. The US Drug Watchdog is now encouraging recipients of these specific types of metal on metal hip implants to get a blood test that is focused on measuring the cobalt, or chromium levels, and if they are elevated. The group considers elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium the best way to see if a metal on metal hip implant has failed. As a background, according to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "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." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on metal hip implant recipient if their hip implant has already failed, or if the hip implant recipient is suffering the symptoms of a metal-on metal hip implant failure, and the group will provide a metal on metal hip implant recipient with the names, and contacts of who they consider to be the best national caliber attorneys to help them with their specific type of device. Recipients of any of the listed metal on metal hip implant devices are urged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 for more information. http://USDrugWatchdog.com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Again, we are urging all metal on metal hip implant recipients to get a blood test for cobalt, and chromium levels in their blood. We think a simple blood test for cobalt, and or chromium are the best way for any metal on metal hip implant recipient to discover if their hip implant device has failed." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

Metal on metal hip implant devices that are now subject to national litigation over failure issues:

  • 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 # 2197
  • Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem Failure Teleseminar: Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation will address the issues surrounding the latest hip replacement systems recall. On July 6, 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the United States
  • Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. (Case No. 3:12-cv-3476) July 2nd 2012
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Product Liability mass tort litigation, MDL NO. 2158 (SDW), which is pending in the federal District Court in New Jersey (time frame 2006-July 2008)
  • Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2329"). This is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

The US Drug Watchdog says, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device or recalled drug initiative work is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed or is showing symptoms of a failure, or are concerned about a premature failure please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant victims get to the best possible attorneys, to ensure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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