The DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System is a total hip replacement system manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. The Pinnacle hip device was approved in 2002 by the FDA but it did not go through rigorous testing normally required for such devices due to it’s equivalence to a similar product. This oversight has been detrimental to patients implanted with the device who have experienced failure after only 5 years. Over 1,300 complaints about the Pinnacle system have been submitted to the FDA and over 8,000 lawsuits have been filed due to injuries and illnesses caused by the defective hip implants.
If you or a loved one are experiencing pain from a DePuy Pinnacle hip device, you may be eligible for compensation. Call our DePuy Hip lawyers at (877) 285-7656 or submit your case below for a free consultation.
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DePuy Pinnacle Recall
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip System has been known to fail after only 5 years, coming up short to the industry standard hip devices that usually last over 20 years. The implant was brought to market under minimum scrutiny to determine it’s safety.
The Pinnacle hip implant was taken off the market in 2013 when the FDA tightened their regulations.
As new developments related to DePuy Pinnacle occur, we will update our website and communicate directly with our clients. Read the latest DePuy Pinnacle News.
DePuy Pinnacle Settlement Program
Pope McGlamry was instrumental in the recent DePuy Pinnacle bellwether trial against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. The verdict, announced in December 2016 resulted in $500 million in punitive damages, $32 million in compensatory damages and a Settlement Program totalling $1 billion payed out to claimants.
If you have a DePuy Pinnacle Hip device, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.
Pinnacle Hip Failure Complications
The Pinnacle system uses a metal-on-metal construction, with a metal ball inserted into a metal socket. This can shed metal particles into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, resulting in a kind of blood poisoning called metallosis, as well as tissue damage, inflammation and infection. The implant can also cause bone erosion, or even separate from the bone entirely, making things worse instead of better.
Steps to Take If You’ve Had a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement
If you or someone you know have a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system and have suffered pain in the groin, hip or leg area, swelling and inflammation or limping or any other issues:
- See your doctor immediately.
- Do not release any of your confidential medical information to any DePuy representatives before speaking to experienced hip replacement counsel.
- If you are told that you will need hip revision surgery, make sure that the removed component parts are preserved. Your counsel should be familiar with this process and working with the proper experts to insure that it is done correctly.
Pope McGlamry’s experienced legal counsel is intimately familiar with DePuy Orthopaedics and their faulty hip systems, and can help you with your claim. Call (877) 285-7656 for a consultation or submit your case online today.
Disclaimer: All use of the Pinnacle mark is for informational and product identification purposes only. This post should not be taken as either medical or legal advice, but instead should act as a resource in providing general information that may be useful to the general public. Pope McGlamry is not affiliated with the medical device manufacturers, DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson, or their distributors.