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US Drug Watchdog Now Provides Litigation Updates For Recipients Of All Metal Hip Implant And Urges A MRI To Determine A Premature Failure

March 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog is now trying to spread the word to all recipients of a metal on metal hip implant to not wait too long to get a MRI to see if their cobalt, and chromium hip implant has prematurely failed, because there could be statute of limitation issues that might preclude people from being compensated, if they have had a premature failure. For more information recipients of a all metal hip implant are encouraged to contact to US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-614-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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Because in some instances there could be statute of limitation compensation issues for recipients of all metal hip implant recipients the US Drug Watchdog is urging recipients to get a MRI procedure to see if their all metal hip implant has failed. For more information please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

According to the New York Times of December 27th 2011, there are 500,000 US citizens who have a all metal hip implant. The US Drug Watchdog says, “500,000 US citizens is enough people to fill the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California five times over. 500,000 is the in city population of San Francisco, California, a half a million people is a gigantic number, and according to the New York Times this is the number of US citizens who have a all metal hip implant made of cobalt, and chromium. We need to get these people identified if their all metal hip implant has failed, and we are convinced a test involving a MRI is the way to do it to it.”

According to to Science Daily on May 15th 2013, “Metal-on-metal hip implants can cause inflammation of the joint lining (synovitis) long before symptoms appear, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify this inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.” The study, which appeared in the May 2013 edition of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, demonstrates that MRI can be used to identify all metal implants that are going to fail before people become symptomatic.” http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, “The MRI procedure focused on tissue damage may be a huge breakthrough for recipients For more information metal on metal hip implant recipients are encouraged to call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466.

Updates on litigation involving metal on metal hip implants manufactures that are being sued for premature failures from the US Drug Watchdog:

    --  DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District
        of Texas MDL#2244
    --  Stryker Rejuvenate Modular &ABG II-recalled June 2012. June 2014 for
        states that have a two year statute of limitation law.
    --  Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District Court for
        the Northern District of California. (Case No. 3:12-cv-3476) filed on
        July 2nd 2012. The US Drug Watchdog says, "For some recipients of the
        Biomet M2A, and M2 Magnum there may be a looming statute of limitations
        issue of April 15th 2014 to get identified by the court if your hip
        implant has failed. Please call us for more information at
        866-714-6466."
    --  Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability
        Litigation ("MDL No. 2329"). This is now pending in the U.S. District
        Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The US Drug Watchdog says, “If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed, or is showing symptoms of a failure, or if a recipient is concerned about a premature failure, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain all metal-on-metal hip implant recipients get meaningful help, and assistance.” http://USDrugWatchdog.com

For more information about a MRI and tissue inflammation with a metal on metal hip implant we have attached a link to the May 15th 2013 Science Daily news article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515151436.htm

For attribution about the number of all metal hips in the US please refer to the December 27th 2011 article in the New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/ask-about-hip-replacement/

Media Contact:

M. Thomas Martin, 866-714-6466

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