The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant, not unlike its DePuy ASR XL Hip Replacement counterpart, bears a metal on metal design. The key difference between these two devices is that while the DePuy ASR XL Hip Implant has been recalled, the DePuy Pinnacle Implant has not been recalled. Given DePuy’s recent history with the ASR XL product, there has been a mounting concern that the Pinnacle was defectively designed, and has a propensity for early failure rates accompanied by metallosis, a condition more particularly described as blood poisoning from metal shards that have entered the bloodstream. Potential DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant lawsuits are currently being reviewed and evaluated by the attorneys at Sullo & Sullo, LLP. If you or someone you know has experienced DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant failure, or has been diagnosed with metallosis, or elevated chromium and/or cobalt levels in the blood please contact the attorneys at Sullo & Sullo, LLP to tell us about your case.
Please read on to learn more about the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant and how to protect your rights.
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Issues: What is it all about?
In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopedics, issued a recall of its ASR XL Hip Implant, while its Pinnacle Hip Implant, a similarly designed product in the DePuy Orthopedics line, failed to receive
The Dangers of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant
The problem with metal on metal hip replacement products is that the design can cause the metal components to rub together, resulting in microscopic shards of metal being deposited into the bloodstream.
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit: Do I Have a Case?
In order to determine if you might have a case or claim against DePuy Orthopedics for the receipt of a defective hip implant, you will have to make the following determinations:
1. First, you will need to see