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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed by Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Utah Man Who Developed Serious Injuries Allegedly Due to the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement
Date:7/23/2013

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

A DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit has recently been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, by Wright & Schulte’s defective medical device lawyers. This Metal on Metal Hip lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Utah man who developed debilitating complications allegedly due to the defective design of DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. The DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit (Case No. 3:13-cv-02064-K) is part of MDL 2244 and was filed on June 1, 2013 in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. This Metal on Metal Hip Lawsuit joins more than 3,300 other Pinnacle lawsuits that have already been filed against DePuy. [New York Times, January 23, 2013; nytimes.com/2013/01/23/business/jj-study-suggested-hip-device-could-fail-in-thousands-more.html?_r=2&]

Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and dangerous drugs. Our skilled DePuy hip replacement attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have sustained DePuy Pinnacle Hip problems to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

The DePuy hip lawsuit details that the plaintiff had the DePuy Pinnacle System implanted in his right hips in June 2007. Shortly after implantation, however, the plaintiff began experiencing painful complications that included hip tenderness and walking difficulties. After seeking medical attention for these severe complications, the plaintiff was informed that he had an elevated level of metal ions in his blood, a condition known as metallosis. Due to the unrelenting pain associated with his mental on mental hip implant complications, in January 2013, the plaintiff underwent risky revision surgery to remove and replace the failed DePuy Pinnacle Hip implant. As a result of this revision surgery, the plaintiff reportedly has an increased risk of chronic pain, bone loss and other serious medical problems that could all significantly impact his quality of life.

According to court documents, this metal-on-metal hip lawsuit alleges that DePuy failed to perform adequate safety testing on the Pinnacle Hip system’s metal-on-metal design. Additionally, this Pinnacle hip lawsuit contends that DePuy intentionally did not warn consumers about the high risk of system failure even after hundreds of patient had reported developing Pinnacle Hip complications. Court documents go on to point out that, in spite of such reports of Pinnacle Hip failures, DePuy has continued to sell its defective hip implant without any warnings.

Voluntary Pinnacle Hip System Recall Issued by DePuy

In May 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced that it will slowly be phasing out its all-metal Pinnacle hip implant devices and that the Pinnacle will not be available in the U.S. as of August 2013. The DePuy Pinnacle is the company’s last remaining metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant device on the market, as DePuy recalled its all-metal ASR hip implant device in 2010 due to reports alleging that it had a significantly high rate of early failure. [New York Times, May 17, 2013; nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-hips.html]

According to DePuy, the Pinnacle hip recall was spurred primarily by a January 2013 FDA ruling requiring that manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants prove through additional clinical studies that MoM implants are safe and effective before continuing to sell them in the U.S. This FDA ruling intended to close an existing loophole that had allowed manufacturers to only show that their devices are similar to those currently available in the U.S. without having to conduct clinical testing before selling them. “DePuy has communicated to the F.D.A. its decision not to pursue [further clinical studies on the Pinnacle],” DePuy officials expressed in a recent statement. [New York Times, January 17, 2013; nytimes.com/2013/01/17/business/fda-to-tighten-regulation-of-all-metal-hip-implants.html]

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. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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