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US Drug Watchdog Now Calls Their DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Blood Test Initiative Vital And They Urge Recipients To Call Them For Instructions About This Important Test

(PRWEB) June 24, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, “Our new focus for all DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant recipients is identifying failure victims via a very simple blood tests, that is designed to measure elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the recipients blood. Our goal is to quadruple the number of recipients whose DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant has failed, and we would request recipients of this all metal hip implant device to call us at 866-714-6466, so we can explain the very simple process required for one of these blood tests, and the specific code for this blood test.” The DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant device is now the subject of a national class action lawsuit. The focus of the US Drug Watchdog’s campaign is getting every recipient of the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip implant identified in the event their hip implant has failed. According to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, “The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device’s ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients.”

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and pharmaceutical watchdog in the United States. The group says, “We want to make certain all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients get a blood test to determine if their hip implant has failed. In the event the blood test indicates elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium we will get the recipient to national caliber law firms that have a superior record in representing their clients in these types of national lawsuits, involving possibly significant financial compensation." For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant, and a critical blood test please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244

The US Drug Watchdog says, "The statute of limitations on the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant has not yet run out in the following states: Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you are a recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR, and you have not yet been identified by the court please call us as soon as possible at 866-714-6466, if the procedure was done in one of these states." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197

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