d’Oliveira & Associates continues to raise awareness about defective medical devices such as the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement by posting new webpages to the firm’s website. The firm now has webpages on the manufacturer, DePuy Orthopaedics, and unfavorable medical studies about the defective device. This information is important for the more than 285,000 patients who receive hip replacements each year and may have been implanted with a defective DePuy device.
DePuy Manufactures Dangerous Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacments
The new DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement manufacturer webpage gives a brief overview of the company including the fact that the manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics has been a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson since 1998. Johnson & Johnson has faced lawsuits for many of its defective products and the defective products of its subsidiaries including DePuy. Additionally, the webpage describes how DePuy used the dangerous metal-on-metal design for its hip replacements.
Metal-on-metal implants were designed by manufacturers of joint devices to be more durable but have proven to fail at a high rate. DePuy had its Pinnacle Hip Replacement device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. DePuy used the FDA’s 501(k) approval process which allows manufacturers to get a device approved based on its similarity to other products on the market. Our law firm wants consumers to know that DePuy defectively designed the Pinnacle Hip Replacement and patients implanted with the device may be entitled to receive compensation.
Medical Studies Show High Failure Rates Among DePuy Devices
The New DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement medical studies webpage details the high failure rate of the device. In fact the FDA has received at least 2,570 reports of side effects from the hip replacement. Over 90 percent of the reports received by the FDA in 2009 required patients to undergo corrective surgery. DePuy has acknowledged its hip replacement devices have a failure rate of at least 13 percent within the first five years after implantation. DePuy has now issued recalls for its hip replacements but still thousands of people were implanted with these devices before they were removed from the market.
Have You Been Implanted With A Defective DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement?
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement lawsuit. A DePuy lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of these hip implants may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. We are working with some of the leading defective device lawyers who are handling these cases.
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