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Stryker Hip Replacement Injury Lawyer


In July 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of two defective hip replacement systems: the Modular Rejuvenate Implant and the ABG II Femoral Hip Implant. If you have been injured by a Stryker Hip Replacement, contact us today.

In July 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of two defective hip replacement systems: the Modular Rejuvenate Implant and the ABG II Femoral Hip Implant. If you have been injured by a Stryker Hip Replacement, contact us today.

The Stryker Recall and Hip-Replacement Failure Symptoms

The Stryker Recall and Hip-Replacement Failure Symptoms

In July 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of two defective hip replacement systems: the Modular Rejuvenate Implant and the ABG II Femoral Hip Implant. These are both metal-on-metal devices, meaning that both the ball and socket are made of metal. This type of device is stronger and more durable than other types of artificial hips, but carries the risk of releasing metal ions into the bloodstream.

Unsurprisingly, this can cause a multitude of health problems for the user. In these two particular implants, Stryker used two different types of metal in their construction. The mixing of metals can cause the implants to wear quickly in a process called “fretting.” The two dissimilar metals oxidize and begin to break down in the body. In many cases, patients need to have the entire implant removed.

The Stryker Recall and Hip-Replacement Failure Symptoms

Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

If you have a Stryker hip replacement, removing the implant may not be necessary. It is important that you watch closely for any signs or symptoms that the implant could be failing. Certain symptoms are very common following even the most successful hip replacements. These include mild pain and swelling. However, if at least three months after the surgery you are experiencing the following symptoms you may have a faulty hip replacement:

  • Ongoing pain in the hip or groin area
  • Noise (clicking, squeaking, etc.) coming from the implant site
  • Difficulty walking

Occasionally, symptoms of a hip-replacement failure present elsewhere in the body, so you should tell your doctor about any changes to your general health as well.

Possible Side Effects

Seeking Compensation from Stryker

Every manufacturer has an obligation to produce quality products, but for those who produce medical devices, the need to make defective-free devices is especially high. A failed hip replacement can cause years of pain and suffering for patients and their loved ones. Metal corrosion into the soft tissue and bone surrounding the hip area is highly harmful to the body.

Some patients allege that Stryker failed to test its devices properly and put the devices onto the market before assuring their safety and effectiveness. Those patients also allege patients were not warned about the risks of metal-on-metal implants.

Stryker has set aside $1.4 billion (according to the company’s own financial documents) for settlements to compensate patients for their losses. These settlements, however, may not go far enough, as they are only intended to cover direct medical costs. Stryker has not taken into account the very serious impacts of pain and suffering, lost income, and longer-term medical concerns.

Your Legal Options

Your Legal Options

If you or your loved one has been the victim of a faulty hip replacement from Stryker, it is critical that you get information about filing a lawsuit to pursue the compensation you deserve. If you think you might have a case, you should speak with a medical malpractice or products defect lawyer to discuss your options. At Gruber Law Offices, LLC, we have an extensive team of attorneys, paralegals, investigators, medical experts, and other professionals that work together in every case we take on. Call today and speak with us about what happened to you – we are ready to help you immediately.

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