Metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip recipients who experienced metal poisoning may be eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit to seek compensation.
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) issued a hip replacement recall in 2010 that affected its popular DePuy ASR total hip replacement system. J&J made the decision after receiving reports about higher than expected early failure rates. A large number of patients were required to undergo a hip revision surgery after being diagnosed with metal poisoning. The grinding of the metal-on-metal components caused the device to corrode and infect the bloodstream with metal debris.