On March 8, 2011, a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit was filed by a Tennessee man who claims that he experienced problems with the Pinnacle hip, which forced him to undergo revision surgery to remove the defective metal-on-metal implant. Ira M. Campbell and his wife, Sherry Lynn, filed the DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit alleges that the artificial hip was defectively designed and that the manufacturers failed to warn consumers about problems with the Pinnacle hip implant.

Problems with Pinnacle Hip Implants

Unfortunately, the allegations made by Campbell have become commonplace as the number of Pinnacle lawsuits nationwide continues to mount. According to this Pinnacle lawsuit, Campbell received the artificial hip in May 2009. Within the first year of implantation, he started to have problems with the Pinnacle hip. In April 2010, less than a year after his initial surgery, Campbell was forced to undergo a revision surgery to remove the defective device. According to the allegations cited in the Pinnacle lawsuit, his problems with the Pinnacle hip arose when the acetabular component of the artificial hip loosened, which lead to severe pain and eventually removal. Additionally, the Pinnacle lawsuit alleges that that the problems with the Pinnacle hip have caused Campbell to sustain permanent damage.

DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is also the manufacturer of the recalled ASR hip implants. The ASR artificial hips are also metal-on-metal devices. The problems with the Pinnacle hip are of a similar nature experienced by those who received the defective ASR implants. In his Pinnacle lawsuit, Campbell alleges that the problems with the Pinnacle hip should have lead the manufacturers to initiate a recall.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has experienced any problems with Pinnacle hip implants, you may be able to file a Pinnacle lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Contact one of our lawyers today for a free and confidential Pinnacle lawsuit evaluation. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our Pinnacle hip replacement injury lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.

Published November 17, 2011 by