Researchers have discovered that the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement might cause life-threatening side effects, such as cobalt poisoning.
You shouldn’t have to go through more trouble to be compensated for the harm you’ve already suffered. The Rottenstein Law Group, a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement law firm, knows this, and we want you to believe it. You need a sympathetic advocate who will represent only your interests—and who will make the process as painless as possible.
Do You Have a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement?
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement is a total hip replacement system manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. The Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, when implanted with a metal liner, can cause some unfortunate side effects.
Metal components, rather than ceramic or plastic, have been advertised as more durable and longer-lasting than other implants. Due to increasing life expectancies, people are more likely to undergo a hip replacement procedure, and they are more likely to require subsequent procedures as well. This was the selling point of these implants.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacements Might Cause Severe Side Effects
Although DePuy has not issued a Pinnacle Hip Replacement warning, nor has it voluntarily initiated a Pinnacle Hip Replacement recall, controversy has eroded consumer confidence in the device. Some recipients have already filed DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawsuits, and DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement class actions are not out of the question.
Soon after the Pinnacle hip replacements entered the market nearly a decade ago, recipients began reporting the following symptoms:
- Extreme pain (even when not moving);
- Swelling and inflammation;
- Loosening of the implant;
- Bone deterioration;
- Hip replacement failure;
- Metal toxicity from grinding metal components; and
- Necessary subsequent hip replacement revision or surgeries.
As the grinding components cause metal flakes to shed from the system, the implant wears down. Metal toxicity (also called metallosis) results in numerous additional side effects:
- Feelings of malaise;
- Gastrointestinal problems;
- Emotional disturbance;
- Recurring infections;
- Problems in the nervous system (feelings of burning, tingling, or numbness of the extremities); and
- Cobalt poisoning (skin rashes, cardiomyopathy, problems with hearing, sight or cognition, tremors, and hypothyroidism).
RLG’s DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that getting satisfaction from the company that harmed you shouldn’t be just more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.
If you have a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement and experienced one of the above problems, contact RLG today.