In August 2010, DePuy announced it was recalling ASR hip implants
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Stephen Dembrowski and people who suffer from Hip Replacements adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on May 14, 2012, Stephen Dembrowski filed a lawsuit in Texas Northern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv01486) alleging that his DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement caused him pain serious injuries resulting in possibly permanent disability. Plaintiff claims he had surgery to implant the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement in May 2009. After the surgery he began suffering from symptoms including severe pain in his hip joint resulting to lost wages and rehabilitation.
DePuy Orthopeadics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is defending more than 3,500 lawsuits alleging that the ASR hip replacement (multidistrict litigation MDL 2197) and 900 lawsuits alleging that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems (multidistrict litigation MDL 2244) were defectively designed. In August 2010, DePuy announced it was recalling ASR hip implants because of higher-than-expected early failure rates.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement severe complications, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In May 2011, the FDA issued an order for manufacturers of Metal-on-Metal hip systems to conduct post-market surveillance studies to collect more safety data on these devices, including data related to metal ion concentrations in the bloodstream. In March 2012, results of a study presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference, showed that DePuy ASR XL device had a higher than anticipated early failure rate as the rate of second operations, or revisions, ranged from 21% after four years to 49% after six years.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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