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Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System
Source: Hissey Kientz, LLP
The Food and Drug Administration has received hundreds of reports from patients who have experienced problems with the DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System. Patients who have received this type of hip replacement may experience pain due by the loosening of the device from the bone or other complications.
Like the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System that were recalled in August 2010, the DePuy Pinnacle system is a metal-on-metal hip replacement. The FDA has warned about the increased risk of problems faced by patients using metal-on-metal implants compared to those who received other types of hip replacements.
Patients with a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement could experience a number of symptoms that could indicate a serious problem with the device, including pain, swelling or problems walking. Patients who experience these or other symptoms may be suffering from fractures, dislocations, loose metal fragments or loosening of their hip replacement.
Despite its warning about the safety of metal-on-metal hip replacements, the FDA has not announced plans to issue a DePuy Pinnacle recall. Lawsuits against DePuy have alleged that the company should have withdrawn the hip implants years ago because of the increased risk of problems with the device.
If you or a loved one received a DePuy Pinnacle or ASR hip replacement and underwent revision surgery or have suffered other problems with the device, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.
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