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Stryker Hip Replacement Claims

Stryker Hip Replacement Claims

Due to Hip Replacement Claims, Stryker Halted Production

As a result of Hip Replacement Claims, Stryker Corporation, a major world player in the manufacture of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, on July 6, 2012 recalled two of its artificial hip implant products; the Rejuvenate Modular Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stem systems. The company halted all world sales and productions of these implant devices. Victims suffered severe metal toxicity leading to painful side effects like tissue and bone death at the implant site, pain, swelling, and inflammation in the surrounding tissue, and early device failure.Stryker Hip Replacement Claims

Due to Hip Replacement Claims, Stryker Halted Production

Stryker Corporation, a major world player in the manufacture of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, on July 6, 2012 recalled two of its artificial hip implant products; the Rejuvenate Modular Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stem systems. The company halted all world sales and productions of these implant devices. Victims suffered severe metal toxicity leading to painful side effects like tissue and bone death at the implant site, pain, swelling, and inflammation in the surrounding tissue, and early device failure.

Reasons for Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

This recall noted an “Urgent Field Safety Notice” to implant surgeons and hospitals because of the potential health hazards associated with the implants. The metal parts in the devices have a tendency to corrode and fret allowing the metallic components to flake off of the hip and into patient’s tissues, bones and/or bloodstream causing serious injury. The devices are made of chromium and cobalt, and the stems are coated with titanium metal. When these parts rub against each other where the neck meets the stem, they can shed metallic debris into the body leading to complications.

Interestingly both Modular Hip-Stem systems were mechanically tested and never tested in humans prior to being marketed. They were however allowed to go through a premarket notification clearance process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration known as 510(k) clearance stating these Modular Hip Stems were substantially equivalent to other Stryker commercially available hip stems currently on the market. In July 2012 Stryker released a safety alert and recalled the Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System and the Stryker ABG II modular neck hip system.

Claims for Stryker Responsibility Due to Loss Caused by the Use of their Hip Replacements

Like all companies in the United States, it is Stryker’s duty to provide safety and effectiveness safeguards when producing and marketing new medical devices. The Stryker Lawsuit focuses on the performance of these hip implants, particularly their tendency to cause tissue damage, corrode, and fail prematurely. Stryker failed to conduct clinical trials in order to establish these safeguards. Stryker knew or should have known that the product was inherently more dangerous than other available hip implants because of its risk of fretting and corrosion and premature failure rate with an increased need for additional surgeries.If you have a Stryker Hip replacement you should consult the Law Offices of Gerald R. Stahl. The types of injuries suffered by the recipients very greatly and the effect on every person’s life will be different. Some patients suffer more because of environmental factors and activities in their life. It is the uncertain future medical problems of the recipient’s that require skilled representation. The key will be to compensate the victims for their damage in the past, present and future.

Minimizing Your Loss Arising from Stryker Hip Replacements

The bottom line is that an attorney will allow the best chance at true compensation in the hip Implant debacle. If you decide to navigate it without counsel you will be subjected to a high degree of risk. You need counsel to eliminate the risk they will wrongfully refuse your claim. Stryker thru its adjuster will want access all your records and personal information in an attempt diminish your claim. Their attorneys would then have the ability to inquire into unrelated medical problems.

Get the Best Attorney for Stryker Hip Replacement Claims

If you have a hip implant, is important to contact an experienced personal lawyer who can help protect your legal rights while ensuring you receive the medical care and pain and suffering recovery. Gerald R. Stahl is licensed in 4 states Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and Illinois. He has 35 years of experience in the area of helping victims of negligent conduct recover for their injuries. He is a member of numerous organizations including The American Association for Justice and he is a Fellow in the National College of Advocacy. Gerald R. Stahl is conveniently located on East Beltline in Grand Rapids near Knapp’s Corner and the 63rd District Court.