Stryker Hip Recall and Litigation
Di Pietro Partners, LLP is investigating injury claims associated with faulty Stryker hip replacement implants. Instead of fighting litigation in court, the company settled many cases in 2014. These settlements were expected to total over $1.4 billion; however, an agreement in 2016 extended the number of plaintiffs covered under the initial settlement. As a result, Stryker hip recall litigation was able to continue and patients suffering from complications may be eligible to receive compensation.
Di Pietro Partners has an experienced staff of Medical Device Litigation Lawyers. Additionally, we work with top quality, Board Certified Medical Professionals. If you or someone you know, are suffering from complications after receiving a Stryker hip implant, or any other metal hip replacement device you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Therefore, if you wish to seek compensation for injuries or learn more about the issue, contact us for a free case consultation today. 1.800.712.8462
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Specific Stryker Hip Replacements
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip System – The Stryker Rejuvenate contains metal on metal components which lead to increased levels of metal in the blood. Furthermore, this device has also been linked to a high early failure rate, which forces patients to undergo revision surgery. The voluntary Stryker hip recall of this device occured in July, 2012.
ABG II Modular-neck Hip Stems – In 2012, Stryker announced the recall of this product. The recall was due to metal corrosion on the device which led to adverse effects in patients. In fact, the U.S Food and Drug Administration has cited a “Class 2 Device Recall” for Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Stems. (FDA, July 12, 2012)
Other metal hip devices – If you do not see the hip implant you’re inquiring about listed, you should still contact us as numerous other devices may be subject to litigation.
Symptoms of Stryker Hip Replacement Failure
- Adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR)
- Difficulty walking
Risks of Stryker Hip Replacement Failure
Patients that experience no symptoms may still be subject to underlying health problems from cobalt/chromium toxicity which may produce harmful side effects such as:
- Metallosis (build-up of metal debris)
- Necrosis (the cell death of tissues)
- Death of bone cells (Osteolysis)
- Damage to muscle
- Allergic response
- Implant Loosening
- Ball & Socket Dislocation
- Femur fractures
- Broken devices
- Pseudo-tumor formation
Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a faulty Stryker hip replacement, or have had hip replacement revision surgery to correct issues, you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Also, it’s important to note that a device does not need to have been recalled to be the subject to litigation. Therefore, if you wish to file a lawsuit, or learn more about the issue, call the experienced Stryker Hip Attorneys at Di Pietro Partners, LLP today. 1.800.712.8462