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Most All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Will Never Be Compensated for
Premature Failure, According to US Drug Watchdog
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog now
fears the vast majority of all metal hip implant recipients who have
had a premature failure of their artificial hip implant will never
receive compensation because they did not take vital proactive steps
like getting a blood test to measure cobalt, and chromium levels in
their blood stream, or they did not get a MRI that could have detected
a premature failure be detecting tissue inflammation around the stem,
or cup of the device. For more information all metal hip implant
recipients can call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.
The US Drug Watchdog says, "We can't over emphasize how incredibly
vital it is for recipients of what are called metal on metal hip
implants to get a blood test that is focused on cobalt, or chromium
levels in a recipients blood stream. According to a December 27th 2011
New York Times article there are 500,000 US recipients of all metal
hip implant, and some European health agencies are suggesting
staggering rates of premature failures.
In the UK they are now mandating that recipients of an all-metal hip
implant get an annual blood test to detect elevated levels of cobalt,
and chromium. Our big worry is because a hip implant replacement, or
what is called a revision surgery is such a ordeal many recipients
would prefer not to know if their hip implant has failed, or not. This
is why we are so adamant that all US recipients get a blood test that
checks for elevated levels of cobalt, and chromium, and or a MRI for
tissue damage. Without these tests we fear tens of thousands of US
citizens will never be compensated for the premature failure of their
all metal hip implant, and or the deadlines to get compensated will
come, and go without the recipient ever being included in a
For more information recipients of a all metal hip implant are urged
to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.
Updates on litigation involving metal on metal hip implants
manufactures that are being sued for premature failures from the US
* DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Texas MDL#2244. Legal sources are now telling the US Drug
Watchdog that in order to be compensated for a DePuy Pinnacle all
metal hip implant a failure must have occurred that required revision
surgery, or a medical doctor now must be recommending revision surgery
because the device has failed, or because of metalosis has been
* Stryker Rejuvenate Modular &ABG II-recalled June 2012.
* Biomet M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of California. (Case No. 3:12-cv-3476)
filed on July 2nd 2012. The US Drug Watchdog says, "For some
recipients of the Biomet M2A, and M2 Magnum there may be a looming
statute of limitations issue of April 15th 2014 to get identified by
the court if your hip implant has failed. Please call us for more
* Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products
Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2329"). This is now pending in the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you have a friend, or loved one who is
a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed,
or is showing symptoms of a failure, or if a recipient is concerned
about a premature failure, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We
want to make certain all metal-on-metal hip implant recipients get
meaningful help, and assistance." http://USDrugWatchdog.com
According to the BBC on February 28th 2012, "The government's health
regulator has advised that patients who have undergone large head
metal-on-metal hip replacements should be monitored annually for life.
For attribution purposes please also refer to the January 2013
notification by the US Food and Drug Administration about all metal
Media Contact: M. Thomas Martin 866-714-6466
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