My DePuy Pinnacle Hip is Fine Right Now – Should I Wait to Undergo Revision Surgery?

March 27, 2017 - In the wake of the recent DePuy Pinnacle 6-person settlement for over $1 billion, those who have a DePuy Pinnacle hip probably have many important questions. Pinnacle recipients may wonder whether there will be a recall of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant—like the DePuy ASR hip recall of 2010 and the subsequent settlement of thousands of ASR lawsuits...
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How Dangerous is DePuy Pinnacle Hip Metallosis and What are the Signs?

March 20, 2017 - What is Metallosis? If you have been implanted with a metal hip implant, you have probably heard the term “metallosis,” even if you do not have a recalled metal hip. Metallosis is a condition which occurs when the metal components of a hip device rub against one another during periods of activity, shearing away microscopic metal shards. When those tiny metal ions begin building up in the soft tissues of the...
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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation Update: Why Has Johnson & Johnson Not Settled These Cases?

January 04, 2017 - If you or a loved one are the recipient of a Pinnacle hip device, you may have serious concerns about the safety of that device and questions about how the Pinnacle may adversely affect your health. The Pinnacle, unlike DePuy’s ASR hip device, has not been recalled, rather it was...
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Is the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Safe? Why Has a Product Recall Not Been Initiated?

December 21, 2016 - Dangers of Pinnacle Hip Devices - Those with a Pinnacle implant could face severe pain in the groin, thigh and hip regions, significant inflammation, dislocation of the device, and failure of the entire hip replacement system. Because the Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip device, there is a strong likelihood the device could experience fretting and corrosion, causing small metal ions to shear away, either...
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Smashing $502 Million Dollar Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial

April 19, 2016 - A Texas jury recently returned a $502 million settlement in favor of five plaintiffs who claimed their DePuy metal Pinnacle hip devices failed. Approximately $142 million of the settlement was for compensatory damages, while the remaining $360 million was designated for punitive damages. The plaintiffs in this bellwether case alleged the DePuy Pinnacle metal hip device caused significant health problems, such as metallosis and metal toxicity...
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