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US Drug Watchdog Urges DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them About A Vital Blood Test; They Have An Urgent Notice About The Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant

July 31, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are convinced the easiest way for a recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to discover if their hip implant device has prematurely failed is to get a simple blood test designed to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in a recipient's blood, because we believe elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium are the best way to tell if a all metal hip implant has failed, and at the same time we need to hear from all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR if the statute of limitations has not yet run out in their state." For more information recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle, or the recalled DePuy ASR all metal hip are urged to call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com

(PRWEB) July 31, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog is saying, “Our top priority for all DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant recipients is identifying failure victims via a very simple blood test, that is designed to measure elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the recipients blood. We are urging all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle 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.” The DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant device is now the subject of a national class action lawsuit. The US Drug Watchdog has a goal to get every recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant recipients identified to the federal court handling premature failure issues, if in fact this specific type of all metal hip implant has failed, before time runs out to do so. 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.”

Urgent Notice From The US Drug Watchdog: The US Drug Watchdog says, "According to court records 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, because you may be entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial compensation." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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. At the same time we make certain we have identified all recipients of a recalled DePuy ASR, if the statute of limitations has not yet run out in their state." For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant, and a critical blood test, or the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant 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

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-hips.html

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