|Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Class Action Lawsuit Investigation|
- Wednesday, 10 October 2012 21:57
Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
Patients with artificial hip implants containing the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker AGB II have reported painful side effects such as swelling, chronic pain and local tissue damage. These are the same side effects reported by victims of metal-on-metal hip implant devices such as the DePuy ASR and Biomet M2a Magnum. Metal-on-metal hip implants can cause a variety of debilitating complications, including an increased risk of cancer due to toxic substances leaking from metal-on-metal implants; the degenerative heart disease cardiomyopathy; non-cancerous tumors surrounding the hip implant site which can cause pain, swelling inflammation and severe discomfort; and premature failure of the hip implant, requiring revision surgery.
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Stryker Corp. announced a voluntary recall in July 2012 of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker AGB II – two modular-neck stem components used in artificial replacement hips. According to the company, the Stryker hip implant recall was issued over concerns that the metal hip implant stems may be prone to “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck joint,” which can lead to pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions due to metal shavings entering the area. There have been at least 45 adverse events reported to the FDA regarding Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants since the beginning of 2012.
Since the Stryker hip implant stems can be used in both ceramic and metal-on-metal hip replacements, patients with artificial hips are urged to contact their surgeon to review their medical records to see if their hip implant contains the Stryker Rejuvenate or AGB II modular-neck stem. They’re also urged to speak with a hip implant attorney right away to see if they have a legal claim for injury compensation.
If you or a loved one experienced any of the following metal hip implant side effects, or if you already had your Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant replaced because of these problems, our hip implant consultants would like to speak with you. You may have a legal claim to seek compensation for your injuries. Have you or your loved one experienced one of the following metal-on-metal hip implant side effects?
• Failure of the metal on metal hip implant requiring early replacement
• Dislocated Hip
• Leaking of toxic substances in your bloodstream from your hip implant like chromium or cobalt
• Degenerative Heart Disease or Cardiomyopathy
• Loss of bone strength or structure which can result in bone fractures
• Tissue death for any tissue surrounding the implant
• Non-cancerous tumors or pseudotumors around the hip implant
• Cobalt poisoning
• Metallosis or metal poisoning due to chromium or cobalt particles from the hip implant leaking into nearby tissue or the patient's bloodstream.
There are many types of metal-on-metal hip implant settlements that can be awarded, which is why it’s important to speak with a metal hip implant attorney who specializes in this type of compensation and can guide you in the right direction.
Hip implant class action lawsuit settlements could result in thousands of dollars for affected Americans. Individuals that choose to file their metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuit individually, however, may see settlements in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range to help pay for medical treatment and replacement hip implants. Families who lost a loved one due to hip implant metal poisoning, cancer or cardiomyopathy may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive millions of dollars from a wrongful death settlement. In addition, spouses of those afflicted with defective or metal-on-metal hip implants may be able to sue for “loss of consortium,” or the loss of intimacy with their spouse due to the side effects of a Stryker hip implant or Stryker Rejuvenate replacement hip system.
Remember, speaking with a metal-on-metal hip implant specialist is always free. There’s no cost or obligation to speak with a specialist to see if you qualify for compensation.
Updated May 7th, 2013
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 16:50