Over 8,000 lawsuits have been filed due to the injuries & illnesses caused by the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup Hip System. Originally manufactured by Johnson & Johnson in 2002, the device was put through a quick approval process under minimum scruitiny to determine it’s safety. If you or a loved one is experiencing pain from a DePuy Pinnacle hip device, you may have cause for concern. Call our DePuy Hip lawyers at (877) 285-7656 or submit your case for a free consultation.
DePuy Pinnacle Recall
The Pinnacle hip was taken off the market in 2013 when the FDA tightened regulations.
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.
As new developments occur, we will update our DePuy Pinnacle News section & communicate directly with our clients.
Pinnacle Hip Failure Symptoms
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 blood poisoning, tissue damage, inflammation and infection. The implant can also cause bone erosion, or even separate from the bone entirely.
What Steps Do I Need To Take?
If you have a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system and are suffering from pain in the groin, hip or leg area, swelling and inflammation or limping or any other issues, take the following steps.
- 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.
- Take legal action by contacting our qualified team. We’ll evaluate your case at no cost to you.
DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit & Settlement Program
Pope McGlamry was instrumental in the recent bellwether trial against DePuy and 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 totaling $1 billion payed out to claimants.
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.
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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.