Watchdog Urges Blood Testing for Metal Hip Implant Recipients

The organization claims that premature failure rates of up to 50 percent pose serious health risks to patients.

The US Drug Watchdog says, "There are about 500,000 US recipients of a metal on metal hip implant, and unfortunately some European health agencies are suggesting failure rates of 50% with all metal hip implants. We are urging all US citizens who are metal on metal hip implant recipients to start getting blood tests for cobalt, or chromium levels, because we believe this is the best way to determine a metal on metal hip implant failure." The US Drug Watchdog is now calling their defective, or failed metal-on-metal hip implant compensation, and representation initiative their largest medical device victims campaign ever. The goals of this campaign is compensation for what a victim of a metal-on-metal hip implant failure will have to go through, and making certain every victim of a metal-on-metal hip implant has the best possible attorneys, or law firms-so no all metal hip implant recipient gets left on the curb with an ordeal that should not be their problem. All US metal on metal hip implant recipients are encouraged to call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-646.

Important note from the US Drug Watchdog: "The typical metal on metal hip implant recipient we hear from is in their 50's. We are now extremely concerned that metal on metal hip implant recipients in their 60's, 70's, or 80's are not calling us because they do not want to go through painful hip implant replacement surgery, also called revision surgery. We desperately need family members, or loved ones to ask senior citizen, who received their hip implant after 2001 if their hip implant is one of the devices listed below, and if it is-please have them call us at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

Current Metal On Metal Hip Implant Device Makers Involved In Litigation Because Of Failures:

   •  DePuy Pinnacle Case Number U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas MDL#2244
   •  DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL No. 2197AAJ
   •  Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem Failure Teleseminar: Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation will address the issues surrounding the latest hip replacement systems recall. On July 6, 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the United States
   •  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
   •  Zimmer Durom Cup Product Liability mass tort litigation, MDL NO. 2158 (SDW), which is pending in the federal District Court in New Jersey (time frame 2006-July 2008)
   •  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, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device or recalled drug initiative work is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. 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 are concerned about a premature failure please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant victims get to the best possible attorneys, to insure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal." 
Source: US Drug Watchdog via PR Web
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