The US Drug Watchdog is now urging recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant to call them for the name of a specific blood test, that has been designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a recipients blood stream
(PRWEB) June 14, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog is now urging recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant to call them for the name of a specific blood test, that has been designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a recipients blood stream. The group believes a blood test for cobalt, and chromium levels is the best way determine if there has been a failure of any of the metal on metal hip implant devices, including the DePuy Pinnacle. According to the New York Times, "The DePuy ASR was recalled in August of 2010 because of a very high failure rate, and the DePuy Pinnacle is now the subject of a national class action because of a high failure rate." 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 so we can provide you specific information about a blood test you should get. We are very focused on making certain every recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant gets identified by the court handling the DePuy Pinnacle litigation, before time to do so runs out, and we think a simple blood test may be the easiest way to do this."
The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant 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, "Once we get the blood test results back from the recipient, we will make certain all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients get to the best possible attorneys that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients, provided the blood tests indicate elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium. This initiative is national in focus, and includes DePuy Pinnacle recipients in all states such as New York, California, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Washington. We do not want any recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle sitting on the curb, with a failed all metal hip implant with no compensation." 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