Sales of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement have been suspended in the United States since many doctors have reported a substantially higher need for revisions and further hip surgery. There have also been numerous patient complaints of crippling pain they experienced following their implantation with this defective device. For more than two years there have been reports of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implants failing in patients only a few years after implant, requiring costly and painful replacement operations.
In addition to a mounting number of DePuy ASR lawsuits filed in recent months over their recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement, DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson are now facing lawsuits over their DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement, which also allegedly has design defects that may make it prone to early failure.
On March 9, 2010, DePuy announced that it was pulling the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement off of the U.S. market because the device appears to have a high failure rate. FDA Adverse Event Reports documents problems with the DePuy ASR cup such as the failure of the DePuy ASR to bond, and surgeons finding that the cup is loose during revision surgery.
Patients suffering from the financial, physical and emotional burdens caused by the DePuy hip replacement devices should contact an attorney about their rights.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is a law firm of defective medical device lawyers who experienced in handling hip replacement cases as well as other types of medical devices and are also currently taking cases for Zimmer and Stryker hip implants.
There is a chance you or a loved one have received a letter from DePuy Orthopaedics or Johnson, offering to pay some medical expenses if you sign a liability waiver. Signing this without speaking with an attorney could be detrimental to your ability to obtain fair compensation for lost wages, loss of your ability to work, pain, suffering and long-term medical expenses associated with the failure of these metal-on-metal hip implants. Ennis & Ennis has helped clients for more than 30 years in matters of defective medical devices such as the DePuy hip implants. We work with you to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive under the law.
When working with us, you receive the information you need to make informed decisions about what you need to do to ensure your health and protect your family from excessive medical costs caused by DePuy’s negligence. Our attorneys refuse to let consumers pay for the carelessness of these companies.
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective DePuy Hip Implant or needed a hip implant revision you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the DePuy hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free, confidential case evaluation. Our on-staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the DePuy hip implants, a possible class action lawsuit, or any other type of DePuy hip implant litigation.