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DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implants

DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawyers

DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawyers

The ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement systems made by DePuy Synthes (DePuy) were intended to be more durable than older implants, preserving more of the surrounding bones while improving patients’ mobility.

Despite some early successes, however, these systems have been linked to some serious, possibly deadly complications.

The dangerous medical device lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm are ready to explain your legal options and help you get on the path to recovery and justice if you or someone you love has suffered a serious complication related to a DePuy hip implant.

Known for providing quality representation, we can effectively advocate your rights while positioning your case for the best possible outcome.

DePuy hip implants have been linked to painful, severe injuries. Those injured by DePuy implants may have the right to seek compensation for their medical bills, pain, suffering, and more.

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Background on DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Replacement Systems

Worldwide, DePuy is one of the biggest manufacturers of hip implant components and systems. Among its more prominent hip replacement systems are the:

  • Pinnacle, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 20001
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System, launched in 2003
  • ASR XL Acetabular System, launched in 2005.

These systems are all designed to have metal-on-metal (MoM) components, which are made of cobalt, chromium and/or alloys. This means that ball-and-socket components of these devices, which replicate the hip joint, are all made of metal.

In addition to the MoM design, some Pinnacle systems are comprised of ceramic-on-metal, ceramic-on-ceramic or ceramic-on-polyethylene components.

DePuy’s ASR and Pinnacle systems have been used to treat various types of hip injuries and damage, including those arising from hip fractures, bone tumors and severe rheumatoid arthritis.

More minor and common side effects associated with DePuy’s MoM hip implants include (and may not be limited to):

  • Blood clots
  • Hip inflammation and pain
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Different leg lengths.
DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implants:  The Serious Problems & Complications
DePuy Hip Implant Recalls & FDA Actions
DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
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