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DePuy Finally Being Held Responsible

May 25, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant was supposed to be a game-changer, offering significantly improved longevity.  Longevity is among the most important factors when choosing a hip implant, as the more times a revision is done, the greater risk of scar tissue build-up, complications from the surgery, and damage to the joint. 

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DePuy Made False Claims When Marketing Pinnacle Implants

May 24, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It is a terrible thing to develop and release a dangerous product, such as the defectively designed Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants released by DePuy.  These products broke down quickly due to defective design, with metal shavings from the faulty implants being released into the body, putting patients at risk for a multitude of side effects.  Business decisions like this are ethically unacceptable, and businesses must be held accountable for them.

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Depuy Hip Replacements Associated with Bone Deterioration

March 21, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Depuy hip replacement systems, such as the Depuy ASR hip implant, have been associated with significant issues from the moment they were first released.  Subject to fracture under trauma, and with the implants suffering significant deterioration much more quickly than anticipated, these devices have resulted in diminished quality of life for hundreds if not thousands of patients.

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Tinnitus Can Be an Indication of Metallosis

March 14, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The rise of metal-on-metal hip implants was supposed to be a game changer for these orthopedic procedures, as older models had short lifetimes and required replacement often.  Each surgery carries the risk of infection or medical mistake, and limiting the number of procedures needed over the course of a person’s life was intended to drastically lower the risk of negative outcomes.  It did not.

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DePuy Hip Replacement: Two Out of Three is Very Bad

February 14, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Depuy Orthopedics has been under increasing scrutiny the last few years, as more and more of the products it develops have faced recall.  The Depuy Attune Knee system faced a recall after it failed to properly adhere to bone, resulting in failed knee replacements and significant pain for those who received the procedure.  Depuy hip replacements have faced recall as well, but for different reasons.

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