Stryker Hip Replacements
Hip Replacement Lawyer
Suffering from pain, limited mobility, or other complications from a hip replacement implant made by Stryker? You need a hip surgery lawyer that can help you get justice for all you have had to endure. Controversial and defective Stryker hip implant models include Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. These products are implanted into patients to improve mobility and reduce hip pain. Unfortunately, many patients who had prosthetic hip implant surgery to treat hip failure experienced significant side effects and injuries. Some of these were caused by bad product design, others by a combination of design flaw and material choice causing metallosis.
Stryker Corporation is a medical technology company that produces a variety of products, reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neuro-technology and spine products, including several problematic and recalled hip resurfacing systems and implants. So far there have been hundreds of 2017 hip implant lawsuits in which Stryker Corporation has been named the defendant.
Metallosis from Hip Implants
What is metallosis? Metallosis, or metal poisoning, occurs when the body absorbs a high enough level of metal fragments or particles to cause a reaction. Metal poisoning can involve chromium poisoning, cobalt poisoning, or toxicity from many other metals. Metallosis from certain metal on metal hip replacement implants manufactured by Stryker has been reported.
Recalled Hip Implants
In 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The company initiated the recall as a result of potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. Notably, these possible risks include “the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reaction, as well as possible pain and/or swelling, in or around your hip.”
For patients who have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem, the company advises these individuals to contact their surgeon immediately to schedule a follow-up. The company recommends that surgeons consider “performing a clinical examination, such as blood work and cross section imaging on all patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem regardless of whether a patient is experiencing pain and/or swelling.”
Product Liability Lawsuits and Stryker Settlement Program
In response to the voluntary recall and associated medical risks, hundreds of individuals who have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem have filed product liability lawsuits against Stryker. Notably, these product liability lawsuits claim that Stryker failed to properly design its medical devices and failed to properly warn the public regarding the risks associated with these medical devices. These plaintiffs are seeking monetary damages for their pain and suffering, medical, expenses, and loss of wages.
Stryker has implemented the Modular Hip Settlement Program “to compensate eligible U.S. Patients who had surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular Neck and/or ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems prior to November 3, 2014.” It also compensates individuals who “could not have the necessary surgery to replace the Rejuvenate Modular Neck and/or ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems because it was determined prior to November 3, 2014 that they were too infirm to undergo the procedure.” If you have questions regarding this settlement program, an attorney from Simmons and Fletcher can help you understand your legal rights.
Contact a Stryker Hip Replacement Attorney Today
If you have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem, we can explain your rights and fight for you. Simmons & Fletcher, P.C.’s personal injury trial lawyers want to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Let us determine your eligibility to file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit. Consultations are free, and there is no obligation. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating product liability claims, including medical product liability lawsuits.
Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Call us at 713.932.0777 or visit our law office at 9821 Katy Freeway #925, Houston, TX 77024.