SOURCE US Drug Watchdog
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is now suggesting recipients of an all metal hip implant check out the UK's University of Newcastle's web site about updated news related to all metal hip implant failures, because they believe this resource is much better than anything currently being offered by US Food and Drug Administration. The Watchdog is calling the US FDA a no show, to what they are calling the, "US metal on metal hip implant disaster." http://USDrugwatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog says, "The amount of meaningful information coming out of the US Food and Drug Administration with respect to all metal hip implants is pathetic. There are 500,000 US citizens who are recipients of these types of medical devices, and you would think the federal agency charged with making certain US consumers have safe access to high quality medical products would be on top of premature failures of all metal hip implants. Sadly we see no evidence the metal on metal hip implant premature failure issues are a priority for the US FDA. However, we have discovered an amazing resource from the UK that is both relevant, and up to date, and we have included a link for all metal hip implant recipients or their family members." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog is urging recipients of an all metal hip implant to review the UK's Newcastle University's web site focused on the latest news related to all metal hip implants: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/metalhip/newsevents/news/
Updates on litigation involving metal on metal hip implants manufactures that are being sued for premature failures from the US Drug Watchdog:
* 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 metallosis has been diagnosed.
* 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 information."
* 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
For additional attribution purposes please refer to the January 2013 notification by the US Food and Drug Administration about all metal hip implants: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241766.htm
M. Thomas Martin
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