US Drug Watchdog Now Calls its DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients Initiative One Of Its Most Important Campaigns Ever With A Focus On Compensation & The Best Lawyers

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "With over 100,000 DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants that were surgically installed on US citizens, combined with the fact that metal-on-metal hip implants are failing at an unacceptably high rate, we are calling our DePuy Pinnacle hip implant initiative one of our most important medical device campaigns ever. The focus of this campaign is getting victims of a failed metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip implant identified to the best possible attorneys, with goal being compensation. 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, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients." Symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant failure include pain in the hip region, problems walking, swelling of the hip, or lack of flexibility in the area of the hip. The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466."

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In the instance of the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant we could be talking about 100,000+ potential victims

The US Drug Watchdog says, "There were over 100,000 DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal surgically installed on US citizens between 2005, and 2010, and we are very focused on getting these DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients identified, if their hip implant device has failed, or is in the process of failing. Nine hundred people have already signed up for a class action, because their DePuy Pinnacle hip implant has failed, and we think the numbers should probably be in the tens of thousands, so we are initiating a public awareness campaign, that includes access to national caliber personal injury attorneys, who thoroughly understand the issues with metal-on-metal hip implants." According to the New York Times, "Until a recent sharp decline, all-metal implants accounted for nearly one-third of the estimated 250,000 hip replacements performed each year in the United States. Some 500,000 patients have received an all-metal replacement hip, according to one estimate. A new study found that no new artificial hip or knee introduced during a recent five-year period - implants that included some of the all-metal hips - were more durable than older devices, and 30 percent were worse." 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, 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 insure you receive the best possible compensation." 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

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a failure with the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • General Discomfort
  • Lack of Flexibility

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

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