US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant to Call Them About Why an MRI Might Be the Best Way to Detect a Premature Failure
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog says, “We fear tens of thousands of DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant recipients could get left holding the bag for costly replacement surgery, if they do not get proactive and make certain their all metal hip implant is not showing signs of a premature failure. As we would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466 we now believe an MRI might be the best way to detect issues with this specific type of all metal hip implant.” http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog says, “According to court records about 140,000 US citizens are recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant. Some relatively new information revealed last May indicates that a MRI examination may determine a premature failure of an all metal hip implant long before the recipient is aware of physical symptoms. We think this is extremely important information all recipients of a all metal hip implant should be aware of.” http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
According to a May 2013 article in Science Daily, “Metal-on-metal hip implants can cause inflammation of the joint lining long before symptoms appear, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify this inflammation.”
The US Drug Watchdog indicates physical symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant failure may 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 recipient's blood.
The US Drug Watchdog says, “We fear tens of thousands of people who received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant will never get compensated, if their hip implant prematurely failed, because they were not aware of national litigation involving premature failure issues, or they did not want to go through a hip implant replacement surgery, also called a revision surgery. As a result of this they could miss out on getting what could be several hundred thousand dollars in compensation, if this specific type of hip implant device has failed. This is why we are trying so hard now to get out the word to all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant – get an MRI test done to make certain there is no tissue inflammation.”
For more information about the DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant, and an MRI test please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.com
For attribution purposes related to all metal hip implant recipients getting an MRI for indications of an all metal hip implant failure, please refer to the Science Daily news article from May 2013: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515151436.htm
For attribution purposes related to the discontinuation of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, please refer to the May 2013 Bloomberg news article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-16/j-j-will-stop-sales-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements.html
Case Number DePuy Pinnace: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
M. Thomas Martin, 866-714-6466
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