If you have been implanted with a DePuy Pinnacle hip device, you have likely heard of the problems associated with the Pinnacle hip implant, as well as the lawsuits against DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. The number of lawsuits is edging toward 9,000, with the last two bellwether trials ending in wins for the plaintiffs. In March 2016 five Pinnacle plaintiffs were awarded $500 million by a Texas jury for injuries suffered from a DePuy Pinnacle hip device.
Revision surgery, although it seems the logical answer, must be carefully considered. The revision procedure is complex, risky and painful, and can affect your future quality-of-life. A revision surgical procedure can last as long as five hours, leaving the patient more susceptible to blood loss, infection and nerve damage, and requiring a recovery period of six weeks or longer. In some cases...
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