US Drug Watchdog Now Urges DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them For Name Of A Specific Blood Test They Should Get-To Make Sure The Device Hasn’t Failed
The US Drug Watchdog says, “We are urging recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant to get a very specific blood test, that is focused on cobalt, and chromium levels in the blood, because we think this is the best way to see if the device has failed, or started to fail.” For more information DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients are strongly encouraged to call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com
(PRWEB) June 11, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog says, “We are urging all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, that is subject to national litigation to get a specific blood test that is designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a recipients blood stream. If the cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated, we believe this is a very strong indicator of a metal on metal hip implant failure. We want to hear from all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients, who have been concerned about a premature failure, but were unsure of what to do, or how to get an unbiased opinion. We think the specific blood test we will recommend is as unbiased as it gets.” The US Drug Watchdog is doing everything possible to alert all recipients of a metal on metal hip implant about premature failure issues associated with these metal on metal medical devices, up to and including the DePuy Pinnacle. For more information recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant are urged to call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466.
The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant failure include:
- Pain in the Hip Region
- Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
- Swelling of the Hip
- General Discomfort
- Lack of Flexibility
- Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the hip implant recipients blood.
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 Pinnacle hip implant recipients, get a specific blood test, and in the event the blood test indicates elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium we will get the recipient to national caliber attorneys that have a track record of achieving superior results for their clients. We do not want any recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant sitting on the curb, with medical bills, or other costs, we want all of them to be compensated.” 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
The US Drug Watchdog says, “The statute of limitations for the 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 have a DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant, and the device was installed at a hospital in one of these states please call us immediately at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
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