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DePuy Pinnacle® Acetabular Cup System with ULTAMET® Metal Liner

DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implants have been associated with a variety of very dangerous health problems that have required the replacement of the implant and further medical treatment for an implant recipient. These metal-on-metal implants, similar to DePuy’s recalled ASR implants, have been linked to implant failure and metal toxicity concerns. As a result, patients may need to have their implants removed and replaced, a both painful and costly procedure that should have been avoided in the first place by the implant manufacturer.

If you or someone you love has suffered because of a defective hip implant, we may be able to help with the process of filing a claim for financial compensation. These claims may recover money lost for medical costs and even missed time at work. To learn more about what legal options may be available for you, contact a Milwaukee product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.

Health Problems Associated with the Pinnacle System and Metal Liner

The Pinnacle implant system has been cited to fail similarly to DePuy’s ASR hip implants. However, perhaps more seriously, the metal-on-metal combination of the Pinnacle system and the metal liner used on some patients has caused considerable metal toxicity problems. These implants have been connected to the following health concerns:

  • Fluid buildup
  • Pain and swelling due to the implant failing
  • Damage to the femur
  • Damage to soft tissue around the hip joint
  • Loss of mobility due to implant failure and excessive bone damage

A patient may require not only revision surgery to have their implant replaced, but also additional medical care to address metal toxicity. This additional medical attention can prove very expensive and be a serious financial issue for many patients. However, financial assistance may be available by filing a legal claim.

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Hip replacement surgery for a failed implant can leave a patient with substantial medical costs that may be difficult to handle. If you’re struggling due to a failed hip implant, our experienced legal advisors may be able to work with you in filing a claim against DePuy. For a no-cost consultation regarding your options, contact a Milwaukee product liability lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.