If you or a loved one went through the stress and trauma of a hip replacement surgery and discovered that your implant failed, you may have the basis for a claim against the hip implant manufacturer. Thousands of patients have been harmed by the defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implant.
Evidence Indicates Serious Flaws with Pinnacle Implants
Studies have shown that the DePuy Pinnacle hip implants have a high failure rate. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 8 patients had to go through a corrective hip surgery within five years of having a DePuy hip replacement device implanted. Here is a shocking statistics – the failure rate for DePuy devices is about twice the medical device industry average.
DePuy Acknowledges Issues
DePuy admitted that there are problems with many of their hip replacement devices, including a “loosening” or “misalignment” of the device, along with higher risk of infection, bone fracture, dislocation, metal sensitivity, etc.
An article published by the Arthritis Foundation further supports the serious issues associated with these hip replacement devices:
Compared with implants made of other materials, all-metal joints had a substantially higher overall failure rate. After five years, 6.2 percent of metal-on-metal hips had failed, whereas only 3.2 percent of ceramic hips and 1.7 percent of metal-on-plastic implants had. Failure rates were highest for younger women and for implants with larger heads – 36 millimeters or more – in both men and women. The head is the ball of the device that fits into the hip socket.
Below is a video detailing the DePuy hip replacement defects
It’s Time to Take Legal Action
If you or a loved one had a DePuy Pinnacle hip device implanted recently, you may have already experienced pain and tissue damage. In fact, your orthopedic surgeon may have already scheduled you for a “corrective” procedure to remove and replace the defective Pinnacle device.
If you were forced to endure an expensive, traumatic, and painful corrective hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to financial restitution for your medical costs, plus pain and suffering, and other damages related to your defective DePuy hip device.
Contact Emily Today
Numerous law firms says they handle DePuy Pinnacle cases. However, Emily has actual experience handling DePuy cases. She understands what needs to be done to get the compensation you deserve. Do not hire a lawyer just because you saw their commercial on TV or their face on the back of a bus. Hire a lawyer with legitimate experience in fighting for patients who have had their lives turned upside down by defective DePuy hip devices. Call Emily to set up a time for a confidential, no-cost consultation. Her number is 757-447-4192.