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US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them For Information About A Blood Test That Will Indicate A Premature Failure

03:00 EDT 13 Aug 2013 | PR Web

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are calling a blood test designed to measure cobalt and chromium levels in a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant recipient's blood stream-vital, and we are urging all recipients of this type of all metal hip implant to call at 866-714-6466, for extremely simple instructions related to this blood test." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

(PRWEB) August 13, 2013

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are doing everything possible to ensure not one DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipient gets left on the curb, holding the bag with expensive medical bills related to a premature failure of this specific type of all metal hip implant. We are now urging all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant device to call us for details about a blood test, which has been designed to measure for elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in a metal on metal hip implant recipient's blood. We believe elevated levels of cobalt and chromium are the best indicators of a premature failure of a all metal hip implant, and we are urging all recipients to call us for simple instructions for this vital blood test." For more information recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant are urged to call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466.

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of a DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant failure include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • Lack of Flexibility
  • Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in the hip implant recipients blood.

Urgent Notice From The US Drug Watchdog Regarding The Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant: "The statute of limitations on the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant has not yet run out in Arkansas, Washington D.C., Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you are a recipient of a recalled DePuy ASR all metal hip implant, and you have not yet been identified by the court, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466 if the procedure was done in one of these states." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier medical device, and pharmaceutical watchdog in the United States. The group says, “We want to make certain all recalled DePuy ASR, or DePuy Pinnacle hip implant get help, and we are urging recipients of these specific type of hip implant devices to call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide them with as much useful information at possible. We think it is particularly chilling that on May 16th 2013 the New York Times reported Johnson & Johnson's DePuy subsidiary is getting out of the all metal hip implant business." http://USDrugWatchdog.com

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244

DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197

The US Drug Watchdog says, "For more information please review the May 16th 2013 article in the New York Times, regarding the recalled DePuy ASR, and the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implants. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-hips.html

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10986362.htm

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