Thousands of patients have received metal-on-metal hip replacement systems in recent years. One of the most popular systems has been the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system.
The DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement system has been linked to numerous cases of injured patients. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed claiming the implant can result in toxic metal particles being released into a patient’s blood stream. Other serious side effects have also been reported by patients using the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement system.
If you or a loved one were implanted with a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip and are now experiencing problems with your hip implant, you need an experienced attorney to review your case. The experienced, compassionate legal professionals at the Fitch Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, are currently investigating cases related to the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. For a free consultation, call 855-LAW-OHIO or fill out our online consultation form today.
Possible side effects of DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement
Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement system was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000. The DePuy Pinnacle was intended to help younger hip replacement patients enjoy more active lifestyles after surgery.
The metal-on-metal hip replacement systems were created by DePuy to replace older hip replacement systems and to provide more flexibility and range of motion, eliminating the issue of device failure due to overuse. Unfortunately, the metal-on-metal construction has led to other serious problems.
Potential problems related to the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant include:
- Loss of mobility
- Hip pain
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Difficulty walking
- Loosening of the implant
- Revision surgery
- Necrosis or soft tissue damage
Although the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement system has not yet been recalled, it is similar to the DePuy ASR system, which was recalled in August of 2010 because of a higher-than-expected failure rate.
How can the Fitch Law Firm help?
Medical device manufacturers have the responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for patients to use. When they discover an issue with one of their devices, they must report these issues to medical professionals so steps can be taken to fix the problems and protect patients. Too often, companies put higher profits before the safety of patients. That’s why the Fitch Law Firm is passionate about fighting for the rights of individuals who have been harmed as the result of faulty medical devices.
Medical device companies have teams of high-price attorneys protecting their interests, and the legal procedures required to prove their negligence can be confusing and time-consuming. That’s why you need an experienced, passionate team of legal professionals who have your best interests at heart.
At the Fitch Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, we have more than three decades of experience helping clients receive the compensation they deserve when they have been harmed due to defective medical devices, like the DePuy Pinnancle metal-on-metal hip replacement system.
Don’t wait a minute longer to start the process of getting your life back on track. Call 855-LAW-OHIO today or fill out our online consultation form for a free consultation.