(PRWEB) June 28, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you are a recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, that is showing symptoms of a failure, or you are concerned about a premature failure, we want to get you to get a specific blood test that has been designed to detect elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium in a all metal hip implant recipient's blood. This is a big deal. If the cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated, we believe this is the best indicator for a all metal hip implant failure." A national lawsuit has been filed in federal court related to the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants, and premature failure issues. According to court records there are 130,000 US recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant. The US Drug Watchdog is urging family members, or friends of hip implant recipients, who had their hip implant surgery between 2002, and 2011 to ask if they received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant. If the answer is yes, the US Drug Watchdog is urging the recipient, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for specific information about the blood test, and the group is emphasizing they want to hear from recipients in all states including California, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington.
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 recipients get a blood test to determine if their hip implant has failed. In the event the blood test indicates elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium we will get the recipient to national caliber law firms that have a superior record in representing their clients in these types of national lawsuits, involving potentially significant financial compensation." For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant, and a critical blood test please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
The US Drug Watchdog says, "The statute of limitations on the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant has not yet run out in the following states: Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you are a recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR, and you have not yet been identified by the court please call us as soon as possible at 866-714-6466, if the procedure was done in one of these states." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197