In November 2013, a $2.5 billion settlement was proposed for recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. Individuals who received the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement are not entitled to compensation under the ASR settlement, but injured patients from all over the country are now filing DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits.
Like the ASR, recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle have experienced metal poisoning as a result of device corrosion, and many have required a hip revision surgery.
Johnson and Johnson recalled the DePuy ASR in 2010, but the company did not issue a Pinnacle recall. Instead, it discontinued the sale of the metal-on-metal Pinnacle device in August 2013.
Johnson & Johnson is taking financial responsibility for the damage caused to ASR recipients. Patients forced to undergo revision surgery because of a failed Pinnacle deserve the same reparation.
A number of Pinnacle recipients have filed DePuy hip replacement lawsuits to seek compensation. If you suspect your hip implant is failing, contact a hip recall lawyer immediately to find out if you are eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit.