Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

DePuy Claims Pinnacle Hips Less Dangerous Than ASR Hip Replacement Systems

September 4, 2012
Two years have passed since DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, had recalled its DePuy ASR hipreplacement systems. However, medical organizations across North America and Europe had raised alarm that Pinnacle hip replacement system is as prone to failure as the ASR hip system, an international news agency reports. Pinnacle hips are likely to fail in the next two or three years of use, says a July 2012 dispatch by Reuters.


It has remained obvious that DePuy legal guidance will dispute any lawsuit filed later than August 26, 2012 and are not likely to seek compensation. For more information, you may read Two-Year Statute of Limitations Will Probably Not Affect Those of DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Claims for complete details.

High Failure Rate Reported Among DePuy Pinnacle Patients

July 18, 2012

DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company, has manufactured more than 150,000 Pinnacle hip replacement systems since first launching the device in 2001.  Since then, it is estimated that over 1,300 adverse events have been reported to DePuy Orthopaedics regarding its Pinnacle hip system failures. This apparently high-failure rate prompted the FDA to propose identification among medical devices, including hip implants.


A total hip replacement is a procedure in which the diseased cartilag...

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