we are now suggesting a simple blood test focused on cobalt, or chromium levels as a much better way to see if a metal on metal hip implant has failed
(PRWEB) January 16, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have heard hundreds of accounts of orthopedic surgeons not being very helpful for their patients who received a metal on metal hip implant, and we are now suggesting a simple blood test focused on cobalt, or chromium levels as a much better way to see if a metal on metal hip implant has failed. With nearly 140,000 metal on metal hip implant recipients the DePuy Pinnacle is by far the largest player in the US metal on metal hip implant arena." As a background, according to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients." The US Drug Watchdog says, "The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is a metal-on-metal hip implant, and again we are encouraging recipients to get a simple blood test for cobalt, and chromium levels. If the blood test reveals elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium the group will suggest the names of national caliber law firms that have a background in successful representation of medical device failures. For more information about metal on metal hip implants, and or the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant please call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com
The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and pharmaceutical watchdog, and advocate in the United States. The group says, "We want to make certain all metal-on-metal 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 these types of medical device lawsuits. Because compensation is vital, we think having the best, or most capable national caliber personal injury law firm is always the best choice." 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