Stryker Hip Related Injuries
In July 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implants in the wake of mounting complaints about their safety.
The recall follows an Urgent Field Safety Notice of Corrective Action issued in April 2012 that warned of the following problems:
- Excessive metal debris and/or ion generation
- Excessive fretting (deterioration)
- Possible need for revision surgery.
The Rejuvenate and ABG II products are metal-on-metal devices. In 2008, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Trident Acetabular PSL and Trident Hemispherical Cups devices. These devices were made of ceramic.
The Stryker Hip injury lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, are investigating national claims of injuries and adverse effects associated with Stryker Hip implants. If you or a loved one has had a Stryker Hip implant and suffers from pain, swelling, groin discomfort, squeaky or popping joints or other problems, you may have a legal right to compensation. Call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 today to speak to an experienced Stryker Hip injury attorney about your case.
Call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, If You Are Having Problems With a Stryker Hip Implant
The history of both the Rejuvenate and Trident implants is checkered with patient complaints, liability lawsuits and warnings from the FDA. In 2007, the FDA inspected the Stryker manufacturing facilities in New Jersey and Cork, Ireland, and found deficiencies in the “manufacture, packing, storage, or installation” of the implant devices. At the same time, the agency was receiving reports from patients of a range of health problems.
Some of the possible injuries and side effects are:
- Pain and discomfort. Patients who received Stryker hip implants report severe and persistent pain following implant procedures. The pain is usually located in the joint or groin area but can also manifest as more general discomfort.
- Implants may wear out. This can require costly revision surgery and create additional risks.
Breakdown of muscles, tendons and soft tissue in and around the hip joint. Some patients have allegedly suffered bone fractures as a result of faulty implants.
- Audible noise in the joints when moving. The artificial hip can produce squeaking and popping sounds. This causes social stress and might require revision surgery. Studies have shown that the Trident ceramic devices cause significantly more noise than other implants.
- Metal poisoning. It is believed that the Rejuvenate implant, which has a metal neck inside a metal stem, might leech metal fragments into the blood and surrounding tissues. This can cause a type of heavy metal poisoning known as metallosis.
- Faulty implants. The component parts of both the ceramic and metal devices can break or fail to work properly, requiring corrective action.
- Loss of mobility
- Swelling and inflammatory reactions
- Ceramic components may break into shards.
Contact an Experienced Stryker Hip Implant Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one received a Stryker hip implant and has suffered pain, swelling, squeaky joints, bone fractures or other problems, you should have a clear understanding of your legal rights and options. You might be entitled to compensation. Call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 to speak with an experienced Stryker hip implant lawyer.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has represented clients injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices for more than a decade. John J. Driscoll solely represents plaintiffs and focuses his practice on complex product liability cases, consumer class actions and personal-injury litigation.
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