Rottenstein Law Group Weighing Allegations of Pennsylvania Plaintiff That DePuy Was Aware of Pinnacle Problems
(New York, NY, April 25, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is keeping an eye on the allegations of a Pennsylvania hip replacement lawsuit plaintiff.
In Sillman v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al., plaintiff Anna Maria Sillman alleges that the Pinnacle hip replacement device is “unsafe and has not been tested” and that DePuy’s avoidance of pre-market testing of the device, claiming substantial similarities to existing devices already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was inappropriate, considering that the older devices themselves never underwent appropriate testing. Ms. Sillman’s lawsuit is claiming that DePuy should have recalled the Pinnacle hip device “years ago,” as a result of “over 1,300 adverse events” related to the device reported to the FDA.
The “adverse events” referenced in the lawsuit refer to the loosening of the device after implantation, leading to severe pain experienced while performing normal movements and simple tasks. An additional problem with the Pinnacle system, as reported by The New York Times in December 2010, shows that the metal-on-metal composition of the Pinnacle system may cause metal to flake off the device and embed itself into surrounding tissue, putting the recipient at risk of developing metal poisoning.
The Rottenstein Law Group is advising anyone with a friend or relative who has undergone a hip replacement procedure to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group lawyers have a total of more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered harm due to the negligence of powerful corporations. Affected individuals can also stay apprised of the latest developments in the DePuy Pinnacle situation by visiting the DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Information Center. The site is equipped with easy-to-use social media features which will enable users to spread the word about DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device failures.
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