US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Depuy, Zimmer Stryker, Biomet, and Wright Metal on Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Get Blood Tests & Offers the Names of the Best Law Firms

The US Drug Watchdog has now added the Stryker Rejuvenate, the Biomet M2a Magnum, Zimmer Durom Cup, and Wright Medical metal on metal hip implant devices to their ongoing initiative involving the DePuy ASR, and DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implants. The goal is to identify as many failure victims as possible. As a background, according to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device's ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on metal hip implant recipient if their hip implant has already failed, or if the hip implant recipient is suffering the symptoms of a metal-on metal hip implant failure, and the group will provide a metal on metal hip implant recipient with the names, and contacts of who they consider to be the best national caliber attorneys to help them with their specific type of device. Recipients of any of the listed metal on metal hip implant devices are urged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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There are enough US citizens with metal on metal hip implants to fill to capacity the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California five times over, and what has us concerned is some reports out of Europe are suggesting failure rates of 50%

(PRWEB) November 30, 2012

The US Drug Watchdog is now strongly encouraging all DePuy, Stryker Rejuvenate, Wright Medical, the Biomet M2a Magnum, and Zimmer Durom Cup, metal on metal hip implant recipients to get blood tests to see if their cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated. If the cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated the group is urging recipients of these specific types of metal on metal hip implants to call them for the names of the best possible law firms. The US Drug Watchdog says, "There are enough US citizens with metal on metal hip implants to fill to capacity the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California five times over, and what has us concerned is some reports out of Europe are suggesting failure rates of 50%. We fear if recipients do not get aggressive about blood testing, and checking their cobalt, or chromium levels, hundreds of thousands of US citizens will get left on the curb holding the bag for a problem that should not be their's." The US Drug Watchdog is now calling their defective, or failed metal-on-metal hip implant compensation, and representation initiative their largest medical device victims campaign ever. All US metal on metal hip implant recipients are encouraged to call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "Symptoms of a metal-on-metal hip implant failure include pain in the area of the hip implant, loss of flexibility, swelling in the area of the metal-on metal hip implant, loss of mobility, and elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the blood stream of the recipient. We think a blood test for cobalt, and or chromium are the best ways for any metal on metal hip implant recipient, has a failed hip implant device." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

Metal on metal hip implant devices that are now subject to national litigation over 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 # 2197
  • 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 that has already failed or is showing symptoms of a failure, or are concerned about a premature failure please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant victims get to the best possible attorneys, to ensure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal." http://USDrugWatchdog.com


Contact

  • M Thomas Martin
    Americas Watchdog
    866-714-6466
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