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Lawsuits Against DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Continue to Grow

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When the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that every DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit filed in any court in the country be transferred to the Northern District of Texas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL), there were only three cases filed. Today, there are at least 538 lawsuits filed in the United States, and all have been consolidated before U. S. District Judge James E. Kinkeade.  It is estimated that thousands of recipients will file lawsuits.

The lawsuits allege that DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System was defective, had an abnormally high failure rate, and that adequate warnings were not provided to consumers about the increased risk of complications.

The lawsuit also says that DePuy knew of the problems with the metal on metal hip replacement devices and that they should have issued a recall years ago.

DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary also faces thousands of lawsuit over the DePuy ASR hip replacement device, which was removed from the market in 2010 because it to had a an abnormally high failure rate.

The FDA has also created a warning page about metal on metal hip replacements, and the increased risk of metal ion poisoning. disclaimer: This article: Lawsuits Against DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Continue to Grow was posted on Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 7:11 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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