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Stryker Recalls Metal Hip Implants and Faces Lawsuits Nationwide


Defective medical device attorneys helping victims in their Stryker hip lawsuits

Stryker Orthopedic is the latest manufacturer of metal hip implants to issue a major recall, and it is now facing several lawsuits regarding those implants as well.

In July, according to its own website, Stryker, a multinational medical device manufacturer based in Michigan, recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stem models due to “a potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction which may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) received at least 45 adverse event reports associated with the Rejuvenate modular-neck stem. Further, the fretting and corrosion resulted in cobalt shavings from the implants being released into the bloodstream causing heavy metal poisoning.

As a result, patients with the implant have reported problems including: vision loss, fatigue, tumor-like configurations, muscle rot, pain and swelling at the hip joint, and immobility.

Plaintiffs Take Action

The first plaintiff to file a lawsuit against Stryker is a retiree from Florida who has been suffering from pain, immobility and extreme fatigue brought on by cobalt poisoning from the metal implants.

Further, her hip fractured during a surgery to separate the implant from the surrounding muscles and bones so that her cobalt poisoning wouldn’t worsen.

Other potential plaintiffs are in ever worse straits; some are not healthy enough due to the metal poisoning to undergo surgery to have the implants removed.

Risks go beyond the hip

If Stryker is found to be culpable, there are various legal remedies plaintiffs may be entitled to under a product liability claim. Plaintiffs can seek to be compensated for medical expenses that they have incurred due to the implants, including reimbursement for: for pain medication, revision and removal surgeries, doctor’s visits, and new non-metal hip replacements.

Plaintiffs can also seek compensatory damages for issues like caregiver fees, lost income, home healthcare, and loss of income. Damages for physical and mental pain and suffering are also an option as are punitive damages that would serve to discourage similar behavior in the future by other manufacturers.

Greg Jones Law protects your rights

Our firm is representing clients nationwide. We have the resources and the expertise to hold major manufacturers accountable. We can evaluate each case, work with our clients to determine the true value of their claim and help you stand up for the full compensation you deserve.

There might be deadlines to bring a claim or join a class action lawsuit, so we urge all interested to contact us as soon as possible.

Call 855-Jones-Law (855-566-3752) or contact us online today to talk about your defective Stryker hip replacement. Our representatives are available 24/7. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.

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