There has been much written about the DePuy artificial hip recall concerning the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems. Safety advocates and others also anticipate a possible recall of the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabulum artificial hips as well. The DePuy Pinnacle replacement hip uses a metal-on-metal design similar that found in the recalled ASR Hip replacement systems. Growing numbers of complaints have prompted concerns with the Pinnacle System.
A number of complaints can be found in the comments to this post at Arthritis Today. There were at least 50 references to DePuy Pinnacle replacement hips.
The Pinnacle System has not been recalled yet, but patients who are experiencing pain and other issues related to the DePuy Pinnacle implant should discuss with their doctor and an attorney immediately.
According to DePuy, the Pinnacle Hip Solution was designed “to help provide a more fluid range of natural motion.” One study that the company’s web site cites from 2002 observed that an estimated 99.9 percent of Pinnacle Hip components remain in use, so a potential recall of this device would affect a significant number of people.
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Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.