Metal On Metal Hip Implant Victims Initiative
The US Drug Watchdog is calling the US metal on metal hip implant fiasco the largest medical device failure in US history involving 500,000 US citizens, and they are convinced there are hundreds of thousands of US citizens who are recipients of a metal-on-metal hip implant that has failed, or will fail prematurely. The group believes that all US citizens who are metal on metal hip implant recipients should get a blood test to determine if their cobalt, or chromium levels are elevated. They believe the best indicator for a metal on metal hip implant failure are elevated levels of cobalt, and or chromium in a all metal hip implant recipient’s blood. The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on metal hip implant recipient if their hip implant has already failed, or if they are concerned about a premature failure, and the group will provide a metal on metal hip implant recipient with the names, and contacts of who they consider to be the best national caliber law firms to help them. Recipients of a metal on metal hip implant are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.
Current Metal On Metal Hip Implant Device Makers Involved In Litigation Because Of Failures:
DePuy Pinnacle Case Number MDL#2244
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
DePuy ASR Case Number
Ohio Southern Federal District
Court Case Number MDL No. 2197
DePuy ASR Case Number 2197 Ohio Southern Federal District Court -The statute of limitations on the DePuy ASR has not yet run out in the following states: Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem Failure Teleseminar: Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation will address the issues surrounding the latest hip replacement systems recall. On July 6, 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the US
Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. (Case No. 3:12-cv-3476) filed on July 2nd 2012
Zimmer Durom Cup Product Liability mass tort litigation, MDL NO. 2158 (SDW), which is pending in the federal District Court in New Jersey (time frame 2006-July 2008)
Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2329”). This is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
DePuy Hip Implant problems include swelling, pain and difficulty walking. Persistent symptoms can signal a loose or detached implant, fracture of the bone around it or dislocation of the implant’s components.
Revision surgery to replace a defective DePuy ASR hip implant can be complex and long and is more likely to result in complications than the original surgery. This is because there is a reduced amount of bone to work with due to the bone lost to the previous implant. Patients who receive revision surgery to replace a hip implant are almost four times more likely to suffer a dislocated hip.
We appreciate there are currently many lawsuits or class action lawsuits over the DePuy hip implant disaster. There are numerous attorneys and law firms involved. Tragically, most of the lawyers or law firms advertising for help with DePuy hip implant failures are middlemen marketing law firms, not the actual trial law firms that will prosecute these cases. We want to make certain the Depuy hip implant victim gets to the actual trial law firms that have the best record in achieving results for their clients.