After experiencing complications stemming from the metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip, more and more patients are seeking the aid of a DePuy Pinnacle lawyer to file claims on their behalf.

By contacting a hip replacement attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, you may be eligible to file a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other side effects. Call for a free and confidential case evaluation today at (877) 779-1414.

Contact a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawyer to File a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit

The DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics and acts as a total hip arthroplasty designed to reduce pain and increase mobility in patients with damaged hip joints. This device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, serving as predecessor to one of the company’s metal-on-metal hips—the DePuy ASR hip replacement. When used with an Ultamet liner, the Pinnacle is also a metal-on-metal hip.

Although the all-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip was not affected by the DePuy ASR hip recall of August 2010, its metal-on-metal design may cause the hip to dislocate, as well as lead patients to suffer severe pain and other complications resulting from early hip failure. In turn, revision surgeries may be necessary to remove the implant.

If you suffered one or more of the following side effects, you may want to consider contacting a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawyer today:

  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Pain in the groin, hip or leg
  • Limping

Patients who have filed DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have also alleged symptoms of metallosis (metal ion poisoning). This condition occurs when the metal components of the artificial hip rub together, shedding metallic debris into the patient’s blood stream.

As a result, patients may sustain injuries related to their:

  • Nerves (numbness, weakness, change in vision or hearing)
  • Heart (chest pain, shortness of breath)
  • Kidney (change in urination habits)
  • Thyroid (fatigue, feeling cold, weight gain)

According to an announcement issued Mar. 1, 2013 by the DePuy Pinnacle lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, more than 3,800 claims filed over the version of the DePuy Pinnacle artificial hip that includes the Ultamet metal liner were pending in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. A Master Case List update indicated there to be 3,882 claims filed in this MDL.

Considering a Lawsuit? Call a Pinnacle Hip Lawyer Today

If you were injured by the DePuy Pinnacle metal hip replacement, you may want to consider calling a DePuy hip attorney to file a claim seeking compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Contact a hip replacement lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.

Published May 8, 2013 by