Navigation Links
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 26, 2014

Another DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC. This DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Erie County, Ohio man who alleges that he has had pain and tenderness in his left hip and groin since receiving his Pinnacle Hip implant in 2008. According to this hip replacement lawsuit, the Ohio man will be forced to undergo a complex and risky revision surgery to replace the metal-on-metal components that are purportedly defective. The DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit also alleges that the Ohio man faces possible metal poisoning, bone loss, chronic pain, and other serious medical problems which will result in a decreased quality of life. The hip replacement lawsuit was filed July 7, 2014, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Case No. 3:14-cv-2435) where multidistrict litigation is proceeding involving the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. The Master Case List for the DePuy litigation shows there are currently 6,207 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits pending, as of July 15, 2014. (In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)
[, July 15, 2014]

Wright & Schule LLC is currently representing numerous clients in DePuy Hip lawsuits that content revision surgery and metalosis. If you have experienced painful side-effects purportedly due to a hip implant contact one of the firms attorneys for a free legal consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit and look under defective medical devices for more information.

The Pinnacle complaint further contends that the defendants had received reports of the early failure of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System when the Ohio man, then 58, underwent surgery in August 2008. The complaint contends that the defendants refused to disclose this information to the public and continued to sell the medical device. The DePuy lawsuit purports that the Pinnacle design is defective and was not sufficiently tested because the metal components rub together which causes the device to prematurely fail and force patients to undergo surgery to replace the hip implant. (Case No. 3:14-cv-2435)

Johnson & Johnson announced that it would stop selling metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacement systems due, in part, to proposed changes by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. In January 2013, the FDA proposed changes that required manufacturers of hip replacement medical devices sold before 1976 to undergo a premarket approval process. This procedure requires manufacturers to present valid scientific evidence, including human clinical trials, to show that their products are safe and effective if they want to sell them. In 1976, federal legislation went into effect that allowed the FDA to have premarket authority over medical devices. Prior to the 1976 legislation, manufacturers of medical devices did not have to submit clinical studies before selling their products. The medical devices were designated as “higher risk” devices and regulated according to similar medical devices already sold in the United States. Bloomberg reported that Johnson & Johnson also decided to stop selling its metal-on-metal hip implants because sales in the U.S. and Europe had declined since 2007 after doctors began questioning the safety of the medical devices and patients began filing lawsuits.
[, January 18, 2013] [, May 17, 2013]

The FDA reports that metal-on-metal replacement hip systems have a metal femoral head or ball, that rotates within a metal cup. According to the FDA, the metal ball and the metal cup rub against each other when an implant recipient walks or run. The walking or running causes metal particles to wear off the device and fall into the space around the hip implant. Some of the metal ions from the all-metal implant or from the metal particles will enter the bloodstream. Over time, the metal particles can cause damage to bone or tissue surrounding the implant and joint, according to the FDA. The federal agency advises all-metal hip implant recipients to have a blood test to determine whether they have excessive levels of metal ion in their blood if they experience pain in the groin, hip or leg, swelling at or near the hip joint, or a limp or change in their walking ability. [, January 17, 2013]

Court documents indicate the DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit filed in multidistrict litigation in the Texas federal court have similar allegations of implant recipients experiencing chronic pain and blood poisoning because of the alleged defective design of the hip implant. The lawsuits also contend that hip implant recipients had to undergo revision surgery or will undergo revision surgery in the future to remove the medical device. The product liability attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC, recently filed another DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio man who alleges that he had a DePuy Pinnacle all-metal artificial hip implant in July 2009 and experienced so much pain that he had to have revision surgery four years later to remove the medical device. (Case No. 3:14-cv-2427)

About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. The law firm is actively presenting clients in the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit proceedings. If you have experienced complications from the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant or other metal-on-metal hip implants, you may be eligible to file your own lawsuit. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Wright & Schulte LLC today through or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

Wright & Schulte LLC
812 East National Road
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on Google+

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
2. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, as Federal Judge Denies Hospital Bid for $1000 Explant Fee, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
3. DePuy Hip Recall Lawsuits News: 7,000 Plaintiffs Enroll in Settlement Program Since Plan Announced in November, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
4. Federal DePuy ASR Litigation Schedules July Conference to Discuss Lawsuits over Recalled Hip Replacement
5. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure
6. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant
7. DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Conference in New Jersey DePuy ASR Recall Litigation
8. DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Impending Deadlines for Individuals Who May Want to Participate in DePuy ASR Settlement Program
9. DePuy Hip Settlement News: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Comments on ASR, Pinnacle Mix Up
10. DePuy Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Help: Resource4thePeople Encouraged by Additional Details of Proposed $4 Billion Settlement
11. DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement Update: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Comments on New Order Issued in Federal ASR Hip Implant MDL
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... epidemic in the 1980s we have seen vast improvements in scientific research and ... made significant strides, providing increased hope and relief to those affected by HIV/AIDS. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The workstation boundaries for imaging ... Information Systems launches MED-TAB™ -- the world’s first portable DICOM-calibrated medical image display, ... to December 4, 2015. , MED-TAB is expected to change teleradiology because ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... For many X-rays taken at ... accurate interpretation by the radiologist. The marking utensils are so small, however, they ... found a way to alleviate this problem. , He developed the patent-pending MARK ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced that the organization has awarded Education and Developmental ... with a Distinguished Award. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Lutronic, a leading innovator of aesthetic and medical laser and ... for sale in the United States. Clarity is a Superior Dual Wavelength Platform ... into a single platform that is easy to own and operate. , For ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015 ... today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, ... the Oppenheimer Annual Healthcare Conference in New ... in the conference through a webcast on ... , --> ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... India and PITTSBURGH , ... today announced that it expects to be the first ... markets funded by international donors, TLE400 (Tenofovir Disoproxyl Fumarate ... mg) for $99 per patient, per year. Mylan partnered ... TLE400. The significantly reduced price could generate savings of ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Breg, Inc ., a premier provider ... it has been awarded three contracts by Novation, a ... will have access to improved pricing for Breg,s portfolio ... goods dedicated to advancing orthopedic care.  ... population, rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the health ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: