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US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them For The Name Of Specific Blood Test That Will Determine If This Metal Implant Has Failed

July 3, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We want to make certain that every recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant gets a specific blood test to see if their hip implant device has failed, and we would like to give the recipient some simple instructions." For more information about a blood test designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipient's blood stream please call the US Drug watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com

(PRWEB) July 03, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are on a mission to make certain every recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant gets a very simple blood test that has been designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in their blood stream, and we are urging recipients of this specific hip implant device to call us, so we can give them very simple instructions about the blood test. We believe elevated of cobalt, and chromium are the best ways to determine a metal on metal hip implant failure." The DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant is now subject to national litigation, and the group fears if DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients that have suffered a failure are not identified by the court in time, many recipients of a failed device will get stuck with the bill. The group is strongly encouraging family members or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant between 2002 and 2010 to ask if it was a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant? If the answer is yes, please have the family member, loved one, or friend call the US Drug watchdog at 866-714-6466 immediatly.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle all 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 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. http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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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