Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyer

STRYKER HIP REPLACEMENT LAWYER

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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyer

In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled two models of their hip replacement implants called Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip systems.  Stryker’s recall confirmed what Stryker hip replacement lawyers has suspected, that design and manufacturing defects existed making these products dangerous. Patients who received these hip replacement implants have experienced different types of side effects including metallosis, which is essentially blood poising due to corrosion and debris from the defective metal implant.this is in addition to pain and lack of mobility. Most recipients require revision surgery to remove and replace the hardware. Revision surgery is more complicated than the original surgery because bone and tissues have been damaged by the defective implant.  Patients who require revision surgery will ultimately have to incur more pain and suffering, medical bills, inconvenience, and disfigurement. As a result patients may hire a Stryker hip replacement lawyer to make a claim on their behalf in order to get compensation.  A Stryker hip replacement lawyer will file your claim in state court or in the federal multi district litigation to ensure you receive compensation you deserve.

The Miami product liability attorneys at Perkins Law Offices fight to help patients recover money damages.   If you or a loved one has experienced pain, disease or replacement hip revision surgery as a result of a defective Stryker hip, you may be legally entitled to substantial compensation.

Contact us today at 1-855-741-LAWS (5297) to schedule a free legal consultation with a product liability lawyer.  We offer each of our clients:

Stryker Hips: Faulty Design Leads to Patient Injury

Recently, a number of hip replacement implants have been found to cause patient injury due to their metal-on-metal design.  This has led to a high failure rate and several types of painful and dangerous complications.   Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII models, as well as the Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement systems, have been found to be defective, requiring hip revision surgery for patients to remove the faulty implants.

The main problem is due to friction between two metal parts in the hip replacement located at the femoral neck and stem.  This artificial  ball and socket  hip releases small bits of metal debris and corrosion into the patient’s blood stream. This leads to metal poisoning called metallosis. Patients will suffer from  severe pain, inflammation, tumors and a host of all other sorts of complications that may require costly and painful hip replacement revision surgery.

Injuries Caused by Defective Stryker Hip Implants

Recipients of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip systems have reported a number of serious problems and injuries, including:

• Allergic reaction• Bone and tissue death (necrosis)• Bone dissolution• Bone fractures• Corrosion• Fretting• Hypersensitivity• Implant loosening• Implant making noise• Inflammation• Metal debris in blood stream• Metallosis• Pain• Pseudo-tumors

Stryker Recall in 2012

Stryker released an Urgent Field Safety Notice for its Rejuvenate hip systems in April 2012,where it first admitted that recipients of these hips may develop metallosis, which could cause the patient to suffer severe pain and injuries that may lead to implant replacement surgery.  On July 4, 2012, the company issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular hip systems after the complaints of failure and injury were too great to ignore.  Stryker hip replacement lawyers will use these recalls as further evidence that show Stryker knew or should have known of the potential dangers of the defective design and manufacturing errors.   Stryker’s recall notice states that problems are caused by “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.”

Stryker Hip Lawsuits Filed by Products Liability Lawyers

Stryker received FDA approval for these particular models in 2008 using a short form process called 510(K).  This is the faster and cheaper approval process for medical devices which the FDA permits if the product is based on a previously approved design.  Stryker apparently based the Rejuvinate and AGBII on a model it had previously manufactured and received FDA approval for called the Pro-femur Z.  This previous model had high failure rates itself but that did not stop Stryker from taking shortcuts. It sold these hip replacements for three years before alerting the public of potential dangers. Plaintiff’s experts feel that Stryker hid potential problems with their devices in the interest of increasing their profits. This opens the company up to civil liability and law suits from products liability lawyers like Miami personal injury lawyer, Alex Perkins. Medical device manufacturers have duty to ensure that their products are safe and to warn of potential dangers.  They also have the responsibility to warn doctors who perform these hip replacement surgeries because they are the first line of defense.     A product liability attorney from Perkins Law Offices can help victims file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit either in state court or in the multi district litigation in federal court depending on the facts and circumstances.

Contact a Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyer Today by Phone or Email

Patients who have had revision surgery may need revision surgery may be legally entitled to money damages for their pain and expense. The Stryker hip replacement lawyers at Perkins Law Offices will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.   If you or a loved one have sustained injury due to a defective Stryker hip contact us today at [email protected] or cal us toll free at 1-855-741-LAWS(5297) or 305-741-LAWS(5297) or fill out the contact form below:

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