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US Drug Watchdog Now Calls A Blood Test For A DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Blood Vital And They Urge Recipients To Call Them For More Information About Premature Failures

July 24, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are urging all recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant to call us about a very simple blood test that has been designed to measure cobalt and chromium levels in an all metal hip implant recipient's blood stream, and if the levels are elevated we believe that is the best symptom for a premature failure, and we must emphasize time to get one of these tests is now, because the time limits to get identified are not open ended, so please call us at 866-714-6466, so we can give you more details about this blood test, and specific information to ensure you get a copy, so we can have it analyzed." http://USDrugWatchdog.com.

(PRWEB) July 24, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, “We are urging recipients coast to coast to call us, it they are a recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, because we want to make certain they get a simple blood test that has been designed to measure for elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium. If the cobalt, and or chromium levels are elevated we believe this is an indicator this specific type of hip implant has failed. 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.” 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.” When the US Drug Watchdog says coast to coast they mean DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant recipients in all states including California, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

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

Very Urgent Notice From 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. These specific types of hip implants have been recalled, and the compensation could be several hundred thousand dollars, please call us immediately if you live in one of these states, you are a recipient of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, and you have not yet been identified by the court." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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

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