Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Attorneys
Mass Tort Lawyers Represent Victims with Side Effects from Stryker Hip Replacement Device
If you or a loved one had a hip replaced with a Stryker Hip Implant, and are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other serious side effects such as impaired kidney function or nerve damage, you may qualify for financial compensation. The medical devices made by Stryker Orthopedics, including the Stryker Hip replacement, were intended to help improve patients’ mobility and comfort. However, the components of the implant are inherently dangerous, causing severe pain, missed work, medical bills, and painful revision surgeries for thousands of Americans.
Stryker Hip Implant Recalls – Including the Following Products:
- Rejuvenate Modular Hip System
- ABG II modular-neck hip stem
Hip Replacement Lawsuits claim that manufacturers:
- Did not warn of the risks that metal on metal hips can pose
- Did not properly test the hip implants before making them available for sale
- Marketed the devices improperly, claiming they were safe, durable, and effective
If you have been harmed by a Stryker Hip Implant, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Doctor’s office bills
- Home health care costs
- Hospital bills
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income
- Mental pain and suffering
- Physical pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Replacement hips
- Revision surgeries
Contact the offices of Calcagno & Associates today for your free consultation and to find out how we can help you collect the compensation that you deserve.
Problem with Stryker Products
On July 6, 2012 Stryker announced it had voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The issue stems from the corrosion and detachment of the metal components from the device into the body which can affect surrounding tissue and bone over time. Since this product was pushed through the FDA quickly by Stryker and was made available to surgeons, there have been multiple reports of disastrous failures where the cobalt and chromium heads of the patient’s hip implant corroded so badly that the head ultimately detached and traveled into the body. When this occurs it requires an invasive emergency surgery to remove both the femoral stem from which the ball detached, as well as the head (ball) itself.
In addition to spontaneous detachments, many patients have reported metallosis (metal poisoning), which can cause systemic damage to the patient’s entire body.
Symptoms & Complications Caused by Defective Hip Implants
Those with metal-on-metal implants manufactured by Stryker should be on the lookout for any signs of a defective hip implant. According to the FDA, you could experience severe complications if this occurs.
Severe complications due to a defective hip implant include:
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Broken bones around the components
- Need for revision surgery
- Hip, leg or groin pain
- Popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking sounds from the hip joint
- A limp or change in mobility
- Hip joint fusion
- And more
In addition, patients should monitor for symptoms of metal poisoning.
According to the FDA, the signs of metal toxicity include:
- Impaired kidney function
- Thyroid problems, including weight gain, neck discomfort, fatigue and feeling cold
- Depression, cognitive impairment or other psychological issues
- Skin rashes
- Hearing or vision impairments
- Cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle
Implant related risks which may lead to a revision of the implant include:
- Nerve damage
- Heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissue)
- Wear of the implant
- Metal sensitivity
- Soft tissue imbalance
- Osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss)
- Audible sounds during motion
- Reaction to particulate debris
A qualified lawyer can protect your rights, help you find out if you have a claim, and file a claim for compensation. Contact The Law Offices of Calcagno & Associates today for your free case evaluation.
If You Were Injured by a Defective Hip Implant, What Can Calcagno & Associates Do to Help You?
Unfortunately, many Americans have already been implanted with the Stryker hip replacement system, and many have experienced debilitating pain or were forced to undergo a revision surgery because of design flaws in this defective medical device. If you or a loved one has a metal-on-metal hip implant by Stryker, call Andrew Calcagno today for a free consultation — even if you are unsure which type of hip implant you’ve received in the past, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible and gain compensation for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Contact the offices of Calcagno & Associates now to find out more about how we can help you collect the compensation that you deserve.