Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopedics announced the decision to remove Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems from the market after serious medical issues were attributed to these products. Stryker informed healthcare professionals about the voluntary recall and encouraged patients who underwent the hip replacement surgery to consult with their surgeons.
Affected patients contend they opted for the hip replacement surgery after they were assured that the metallic implants would last for decades. However, within a few years of surgery, many implants began to cause extreme discomfort, requiring replacement surgery to fix the complications at great cost to the patients.
Some plaintiffs have reported that they suffered nerve, bone and muscle damage as metallic components of the hip implant rubbed against each other, resulting in metallic particles being released into tissue and subsequently absorbed into the bloodstream. This is known as Metallosis or Metal Poisoning.
Metal Poisoning or Metallosis occurs when elevated levels of metal are detected in the blood stream. Related side effects include:
- pain and discomfort
- limited mobility
- hip joint failure
- dead tissue
- dissolution of the bone
Consult with a Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Lawyer
Contact our firm immediately to allow our experienced attorneys to review your procedure and medical records to determine if you have a case. These records will allow us to identify the following:
- Was an ABG II or Rejuvenate modular-neck hip system used in your surgery?
- Are your injuries and damages related to these products?
- Was revision surgery recommended by your physician?
An affirmative response to one or more of these questions means you could have a case. Stryker – the manufacturer of the hip implant device – hired a third-party claims administrator to process patients’ claims for medical expenses not covered by their health insurance. They agreed to reimburse patients and surgeons who were affected by the hip implant recall for treatment, testing, and replacement surgery when necessary. However, such compensation does not take into account pain and suffering, lost wages or other factors that might have adversely affected your life. That’s why it’s important to speak with one of our attorneys before you sign any paperwork accepting an offer from Stryker or its third-party claims processor. If you qualify, you may be entitled to receive these payments for replacement surgery; however, we may be able to assist you in identifying and making claims for additional types of compensation.
Hip Replacement Lawsuits
When you contact the attorneys at Krupnick Campbell, you will receive the focus and attention you deserve from an attorney who has experience with Stryker’s hip replacement recall. As a firm, we choose not to participate in class action lawsuits because it might not fully compensate you for your specific case and injuries.
We will strive to produce positive results, allowing you to be compensated for the maximum amount associated with your injury and damages – both physically and emotionally – from the defective products used in your hip replacement surgery.