DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has manufactured the DePuy Pinnacle orthopaedic hip implant since 2000.  The Pinnacle system is a modular one in which various components can be used.  For example, some patients may receive a metal joint system with a polyethylene liner. Other patients may receive a metal joint system with a metal liner.  While DePuy has not recalled any of its Pinnacle implant components, numerous individuals have reported significant problems with these devices. 

Patients who received DePuy Pinnacle implants have reported a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Popping
  • Grinding
  • Elevated levels of Cobalt and Chromium in their blood streams
  • Fluid-filled cysts under the skin
  • Soft tissue necrosis
  • Loosening of the hip implant
  • Dislocation of the hip implant
  • Infection
  • Bone fracture
  • The need for revision surgery

Some Pinnacle patients do not currently have any symptoms; however, they may have symptoms in the future.  At The Gomez Law Firm, we can protect your rights against DePuy regardless of whether you currently have symptoms.  
At least one independent medical organization estimates that at least 21% of metal-on-metal hip implants will fail within four years.  This estimate could rise.  Generally, hip implant prosthetics are designed to last approximately 15-20 years. 

Contact The Gomez Law Firm today, and we will help you determine what type of hip implant you have and what remedies may be available to you under the law.

 


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