Metal poisoning, bone fractures and painful complications are commonly reported by those with Stryker hip implants. In 2012, the devices were recalled after numerous reports of adverse events.
Thousands of Stryker hip implant lawsuits have been filed on behalf of victims who suffered these serious injuries and required revision surgery to lessen their suffering.
If you believe your injuries or illness were caused by a Stryker hip implant, you may be entitled to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit and recover compensation. Our firm offers free legal consultations and can help you determine your legal options.
Stryker Implants Recalled
In July 2012, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration received more than 60 adverse event reports of metal poisoning requiring revision surgery, Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem implants were recalled.
The necks of the devices were made of chromium and cobalt while the stems were coated with titanium. Similar to metal-on-metal implants, the devices created a slew of complications.
Stryker had been receiving complaints since 2005 regarding various issues with the hip implant devices, but they did not take any effective corrective or preventative measures.
Following the recall, Stryker hip implant lawsuits were filed on behalf of victims who suffered injuries and required revision surgery. Gordon & Doner has been helping injury victims obtain justice for more than 20 years. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and more, if you were injured by a Stryker hip implant.
For a free case review, call 1 (855) 722-2552.
Stryker Hip Implant Injuries
Our team of lawyers are currently looking to represent patients who have been injured by these defective hip implants. Common injuries associated with the Stryker hip implant include:
- Bone fractures
- Hip, leg or groin pain
- Difficulty walking
- Swelling at or near the hip joint
- Shattering of the implants
- Metal poisoning
- Skin rashes
- Impaired kidney function
- Audible noises with movement (popping, clicking or squeaking)
After enduring these painful injuries or suffering from metal poisoning, also known as metallosis, many victims have to undergo revision surgery. If you believe you or someone you love has been a victim of Stryker hip implants, contact us.
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Stryker Settlements & Lawsuits
Shortly after the 2012 recall, Stryker announced it would be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment and revision surgery related to its defective devices. The company did not clarify if it would cover costs related to pain and suffering or wages lost as a result of pain, discomfort and time off for revision surgery.
By 2014, the company agreed to begin settling thousands of Stryker hip implant lawsuits. Unfortunately, Stryker will ultimately decide how much each victim receives. Our firm understands that only a medical device victim knows truly how much suffering they have endured as a result of a defective product.
We believe victims should receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation they deserve.
Contact Our Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers
In addition to its responsibility to warn consumers of unsafe products, a medical manufacturer, such as Stryker, is obligated to design safe products.
When the manufacturer fails to uphold this responsibility, our attorneys believe they should be held accountable for the injuries their defective products caused.
If you were seriously injured due to a defective Stryker hip implant or required revision surgery, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the damages you endured.
Our lawyers have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and can help you fight for the justice you deserve. We offer complimentary case reviews and work only on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid unless we obtain a successful settlement or verdict.