(PRWEB) June 18, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, "According to court records only a fraction of the 130,000 US citizens have been identified by the court handling the national litigation over premature failures with the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant. We are now urging anyone who is a recipient of a hip implant between 2002, and 2010 to call us, if the hip implant is a DePuy Pinnacle. As we will explain, there is a very specific blood test we want all recipients to get, that has been specifically designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a recipient's blood stream. Based on court documents elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium are the best way to determine if a metal on metal hip implant device has failed. The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal hip implant." 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, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases crippling patients." For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466.
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 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