New York Product Liability Lawyers
DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Acetabular Cup Implant Litigation Attorneys in New York City
Johnson & Johnson annouced in May 2013 that have discontinued the Pinnacle hip device.
The DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Acetabular Cup Hip Implant System was introduced to the United States in 2000. DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, advertised their new system as one for active people. The system is made up of metal-on-metal components which, as they wear, generate significant amounts of debris that can cause severe inflammation, damage muscles and other soft tissue which can lead to a follow up operation to replace the device.
Unfortunately, the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting system has been receiving failure reports. Some estimates believe over one thousand reports have been given of early failure. This is very similar to the recalled DePuy ASR hip which has reported failures ranging from 12% to 50%, depending on the source of information. In 2009, the DePuy voluntarily withdrew the system from the Australian market. In March 2010, DePuy stopped selling the ASR XL system in the United States but insisted that this was not a recall of the product. Finally in August 2010 DePuy announced a voluntary recall of their system in the United States. For more information on the recall view the notice issued by DePuy. You can also read more about the recall on our blog.
Our firm is investigating claims and numerous adverse event reports made to the FDA arising from DePuy Hip Implant failures.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with a knowledgeable New York medical device liability lawyer.
We are filing cases in federal and state court and determining what will be in the best interests of our clients. David Rheingold will spearhead this litigation for our firm. His experience with DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation as well as the Zimmer Durom Cup Litigation gives him a unique advantage when evaluating other "Metal-on-Metal" hip implant cases such as this one.
If you think your DePuy hip is failing, that is a medical matter which should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures. Also, the doctor may want to take a blood serum sample to see if you have abnormally high levels of chromium or cobalt in your blood, known as "metallosis."
We realize for most clients this will be the first time they have been involved in litigation. We start working with you immediately on urgent maters such as:
- How to identify the product you have
- What are the serum tests being done for metal particle disease, also known as metallosis, cobalt poisoning and chromium poisoning?
- Preservation of hip implant hardware as evidence
- We can discuss with you DePuy's medical advice given to patients and doctors regarding hip failure diagnosis, such as x-rays
- What are the litigation and settlement prospects, and how these directly relate to your specific injury
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If you have ever had a DePuy hip replacement system and had surgery or otherwise have been injured as a result of its failure, contact Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP.
We can protect your legal rights when another party's negligence put you in harm's way. online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York medical device recall lawyer. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.