Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Product Liability Attorney
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Products have been found to cause complications for patients with the device. The metal-on-metal hip implants have been shown to have higher rates of revision surgery than other hip replacement products. Blood complications, such as metallosis, have also been found. Metallosis (metal blood poisoning) occurs when metal ions leach into the bloodstream.
What Should I Do if I Think I Received a Defective Hip Replacement Component?
If you think that your DePuy Pinnacle product is failing, that is a medical matter that should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures.
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System
The Pinnacle hip implant is manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
In 2011, DePuy recalled its ASR metal-on-metal hip implants, including the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System. In 2013, DePuy began settling claims of individuals injured by the device.
The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant is no longer on the market but has never been recalled.
In March 2016, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas found Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics liable for injuries resulting from Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip devices. The jury awarded five plaintiffs a total of $497.6 million after determining that the implants caused complications including metal poisoning and revision surgeries.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have ever had a DePuy hip replacement system, had surgery to correct issues with your DePuy hip product, or have been treated for metal blood poisoning (metallosis), contact the product liability attorneys at Allen & Allen online or by calling 866-388-1307.
About The Author: Jason Konvicka is a partner and trial attorney with Allen & Allen in Richmond, Virginia. During his 20+ year career, he has achieved numerous record-setting jury verdicts and substantial settlements on behalf of his clients. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, bus accidents and product liability personal injury cases. Outside of the courtroom, Jason is involved with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves on its Board of Governors as Vice President.