Cobalt Chromium Toxicity Resource Center

Pinnacle Hip Help Website by Kershaw, Cook & Talley LLP Offers Guidance

The first bellwether trial* regarding the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant is currently underway. Although the DePuy Pinnacle is not recalled, more than 6,000 individuals have filed lawsuits against DePuy alleging that the hips injured them by shedding metal particles into their body, a condition known as “metallosis” (MDL No. 2244). In these cases, the plaintiffs claim the DePuy Pinnacle, similar to its recalled counterpart, DePuy ASR, places patients at significant risk for elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in their blood.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley partner, Stuart Talley reports, “We have received numerous calls from individuals asserting their DePuy Pinnacle hips failed. The alleged problems include metallosis, pseudotumors, and severe hip pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports on the risks associated with metal on metal hips like the DePuy Pinnacle. Unfortunately, many doctors are not aware of the risks connected with these hips because they have never been recalled. Many people are undiagnosed for years before someone figures out what is going on.”

To help provide information to the public, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has set up the Pinnacle Hip Help, a resource center. On this website, Kershaw, Cook & Talley provides in depth weekly updates on the status of the litigation and trial. The site also contains numerous links to pages where affected individuals can obtain the latest scientific information about cobalt and chromium poisoning as well as treatment options.

Do you have an advocate looking out for your best interest? Kershaw, Cook & Talley LLP based in Sacramento, CA represents hundreds of hip replacement clients nationwide who may have suffered injuries as a result of the DePuy Pinnacle. Visit to fill out their free evaluation form or call (888) 522-2372 for a free confidential case review.

*The case is Herlihy-Paoli v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., 12- cv-3590, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas).

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