Why Has the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Not Been Recalled?

Why Has the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Not Been Recalled?

The Curious Case of the Pinnacle Hip Implant

Although DePuy and Johnson & Johnson recalled the DePuy ASR hip implant, later settling with more than 11,000 plaintiffs who claimed they were injured by the ASR, so far, despite more than 9,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits, the company has refused to recall the Pinnacle. The DePuy Pinnacle hip claims saw major plaintiff success in 2016—a momentum that has continued into 2017...

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What are the Issues With the Ultamet Metal-on-Metal Pinnacle Liner?

One of the theories regarding the design issues associated with the Ultamet metal-on-metal Pinnacle liner is that the device has one of the lowest clearance levels in the industry—the only other implant with a clearance level this low is the recalled DePuy ASR. Experts believe there is a very narrow margin for proper placement of the Pinnacle hip implant with the Ultamet liner...
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What is the Latest Update on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Litigation?

According to court documents, over 5,600 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits are pending in an MDL which is currently underway in the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court. These lawsuits allege injury from the metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant which utilizes the Ultamet metal-on-metal Pinnacle liner. Plaintiffs are questioning whether the DePuy Pinnacle should have been recalled along with the DePuy ASR, which was recalled in August, 2010. The first federal trials for the Pinnacle are expected to begin in September, 2014.

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