Doctor Tells Court of Allegedly Flawed Testing in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Dr. Frank Chan, a doctor who oversaw the clinical testing for DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet hip replacement system, testified on the witness stand in a UK court last week. He maintained that protein buildup on the Pinnacle cobalt chrome heads caused tests to be seriously flawed, and that DePuy’s failure to clean these components during testing may have led to clinical ramifications. The DePuy hip replacement lawsuit is currently underway in London on behalf of more than 340 plaintiffs who maintain that the device was wrongly marketed as having lower wear rates than competitor devices and that the all-metal design caused toxic metal ions to be released into the bloodstream, resulting in early failure of the device and other complications.
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