(PRWEB) February 04, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We believe the easiest way for a recipient of a DePuy ASR, or a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant to see if their hip implant has failed is to get a simple blood test for elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the blood stream. If elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium are discovered we want the hip implant recipient to call us as soon as possible, so we can provide them with the names, and contacts of law firms that are working on this litigation. Our biggest worry with the recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, and or the recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is not enough people have been identified by the federal courts handling these specific cases. Between the recalled DePuy ASR, and the DePuy Pinnacle we have about 180,000 US recipients." The DePuy ASR was recalled in August of 2010 because of a very high failure rate, and the DePuy Pinnacle is now the subject of a national class action because of failure rate issues. The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the recalled DePuy ASR, or a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466, before time runs out to get compensated." http://USDrugWatchdog.com
Update from the US Drug Watchdog: According to the Los Angels Times on January 25th 2013, "J&J faced 10,100 ASR hip implant lawsuits through September, according to a regulatory filing. Most pretrial collection of evidence is consolidated in federal court in Toledo, Ohio, where 7,240 cases are pending; and California state court in San Francisco, where more than 2,000 cases are filed. Other cases were filed in state courts around the U.S." The US Drug Watchdog says, "Our big problem with this is there are nearly 40,000 DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant recipients in the United States, and we are urging all of them to get a blood test now, so we can try and help them get identified to the court by competent national caliber law firms, if their blood test indicates elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog is the premier pharmaceutical, and medical device watchdog in the United States. The group says, "We want to make certain all DePuy ASR hip implant recipients, and all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients get to attorneys that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients. We do not want any recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR, or a DePuy Pinnacle stuck with a potentially failed metal on metal hip implant, and a big medical bill." For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com
DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197
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