"We are urging all US metal on metal hip implant recipients to immediately get a blood test aimed at identifying cobalt, or chromium levels in their blood
(PRWEB) February 11, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, According to the New York Times, there are 500,000 US citizens with a all metal hip implant. The BBC is now reporting European health agencies are on the verge of requiring blood testing for all metal on metal hip implant recipients, and we have concluded the best way for a US recipient of a metal on metal hip implant to determine if their hip implant device has failed-is to have a blood test to see if their blood contains elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium. If the blood work reveals elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the metal on metal hip implant recipient's blood we want them to call us immediately, so we can direct them to the best possible law firms." US metal on metal hip implant recipients are encouraged to call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com
The US Drug Watchdog is indicating the following manufacturers of metal on metal hip implants are now involved in litigation revolving around premature 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 No. 2197AAJ
- 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) filed on 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 please share this press release with them. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant failure victims get to the best possible attorneys, to ensure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal.” For more information please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com