We are strongly encouraging every recipient of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to call us about a specific blood test to determine if this type of metal on metal hip implant has failed
(PRWEB) August 09, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We do not want one DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant recipient stuck with the costs associated with a very expensive hip implant revision surgery, or the physical therapy required after a hip implant revision surgery, so we are urging all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to call us about a specific blood test, that has been designed to measure for cobalt, and chromium levels in their blood. Court records indicate a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant is made of cobalt, and chromium, and elevated levels of these metals are a indicator of a premature failure." The US Drug Watchdog is urging all DePuy Pinnacle recipients to call them at 866-714-6466, for some simple instructions about this specific blood test blood test. The group also wants to emphasize this is a national initiative focused on DePuy Pinnacle recipients in all states, including New York, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, etc.
Urgent Notice from the US Drug Watchdog: "The statute of limitations on the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant has not yet run out in 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 immediately at 866-714-6466, because you may only have a few more weeks to get identified by the court, if the procedure was done in one of these states." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
For more information about the recalled DePuy ASR, or the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, please review the The New York Times article dated May 16th 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-hips.html
DePuy Pinnacle U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197