Bloomberg news just reported that Johnson & Johnson’s first trial concerning its “Pinnacle” hip replacements will begin today. There are a total of approximately 6,000 cases alleging that the Pinnacle hip replacements were defectively designed causing metal debris to be absorb into patient’s blood stream.
We are currently handling both these cases and other similar cases involving J&J’s “ASR” hip replacements. Please let us know if you have received either hip implant, as you may be unknowingly suffering from metal poisoning. If you or a loved one has received a hip replacement between the years of 2005 – 2013, I would strongly advise you to contact your doctor to determine the exact make and model of the implant. Let us know if you need help finding this out. All initial consultations are free.
Johnson & Johnson JNJ, which set aside $2.5 billion last year to resolve claims that 8,000 of its artificial hips were defective, faces a new round of lawsuits over another line of hip implants blamed for poisoning patients.J&J’s DePuy unit is starting its first trial of allegations that the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip was defectively designed and caused metal debris to leech into patients’ bloodstreams. The cobalt-and-chromium material caused an infection that forced Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli to have her artificial hips surgically removed, she said in court filings.