In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopedics, issued a recall of its ASR XL Hip Implant, while its Pinnacle Hip Implant, a similarly designed product in the DePuy Orthopedics line, failed to receive such a mandate from its manufacturer. Growing concerns about this implant center on its reliance on a defective metal on metal design, which has a propensity for loosening of the device components, hip dislocation, implant failure, and blood metal poisoning.
While the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant has yet to be recalled, high failure rates and patients presenting with metallosis and other serious side effects and symptoms have resulted in numerous lawsuits targeted at DePuy and its Pinnacle Hip Replacement Product. The number of lawsuits has even prompted speculation that Federal lawsuits focused on the
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant may be consolidated into a nationwide multidistrict litigation, or MDL. While such a consolidation has not yet come to fruition, it is not too early to make a determination as to whether or not you or someone you know might have a potential case against DePuy Orthopedics pertaining to injuries suffered from its Pinnacle Hip Implant.
If you or someone you know has experienced Hip Implant dislocation, has suffered a Hip Implant Failure, has tested positive for blood metal poisoning, or has been the victim of some other kind of Hip Implant related injury, please contact the attorneys at Sullo & Sullo, LLP to tell us about your case. The qualified and experienced attorneys at Sullo & Sullo, LLP are eager to learn more about your case.