Stryker Hip Implant Injury Lawsuits
Since 2012, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Stryker over its defective hip implants. Patients have suffered severe complications and injuries, including metal poisoning, joint dislocation and bone fractures.
If you have suffered pain or illness following your Stryker hip implant surgery, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages.
Call TSR Injury Law to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys. We are prepared to review the details of your situation and discuss whether you may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit. Our legal services are contingency-based, which means you do not pay us anything up front. We only get paid if you do. We have decades of combined legal experience and a proven track record of recovering compensation for our clients.
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Do I Have a Case Against Stryker?
Anyone who suffered severe injuries after receiving a Stryker hip implant may have a case for compensation. Some of the most common injuries resulting from Stryker hip implants include:
- Broken bones
- Severe pain in the hip, groin or leg
- Walking difficulties
- Swelling of the hip joint
- Implants becoming loose within a few months
- Malfunctioning or shattered implant
- Metal poisoning
- Skin rashes
- Impaired kidney function
- Progressive noises with movement, such as squeaking, popping or clicking sounds
- Dislocation of the artificial joint requiring corrective surgery and additional recovery time
If you have experienced some of these symptoms or injuries following your Stryker hip implant replacement, we encourage you to contact a member of our experienced legal team to learn more about whether you may have a case. There are many factors our Bloomington defective product lawyers need to review.
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Compensation Available After a Hip Implant Injury
There are economic and non-economic damages that may occur after receiving a defective hip implant. That is why the law allows victims to pursue compensation for these damages, if they can prove another party is at fault for them.
Common examples of damages from a defective product case include:
- Cost of revision surgery
- Cost of follow-up treatment and appointments with doctors
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Assistive devices
- Cost of future treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Lost companionship
You may also be eligible to receive punitive damages, which are meant as punishment for severe or intentional negligence. Many of those large settlement awards you read about or hear about on the news include punitive damages.
There is limited time to take legal action, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to find out if you have a valid case. Once the clock runs out, you may lose your right pursue compensation.
Contact TSR Injury Law with your questions about the legal process.
Stryker Recalls Hip Implants
Stryker began receiving complaints about a number of issues with its hip replacement devices as far back as 2005. In spite of these reports, Stryker did not immediately take steps to correct or address the issues. However, after 60-plus patient complaints of metal poisoning and the need for corrective surgery were received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2012, Stryker issued recalls for its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem implant devices.
Currently there are thousands of lawsuits involving Stryker hip implant devices pending in both state and federal courts. If you suffered illness or injuries following a Stryker hip implant surgery, we are prepared to help. If you have a case, our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to aggressively work to recover compensation for your damages.
Problematic Stryker Models Named In Lawsuits
There are several Stryker hip replacement models with reported issues that have been named in lawsuits, including:
- ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants – Both of these models are modular hip stems that are implanted into the patient’s femur bone during a Total Hip Replacement surgery (THR). Reports of multiple complications, including soft tissue inflammation at the implant placement site and corrosion – or wearing away (called fretting) – of the component have resulted in a class action lawsuit against Stryker. The metal-on-metal corrosion of these components can be especially dangerous because the metal can flake off and be released into a patient’s bloodstream, causing metallosis, a type of metal poisoning.
- LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads – This device, called a taper lock, is a component that is used to connect the femoral neck and femoral head during hip implant surgery. There are various sizes and models of this component, but those made before 2011 have had an abnormally high failure rate. Unfortunately, when this component fails, it causes the patient to suffer mobility issues, along with pain, inflammation and other complications. Additionally, the taper lock can corrode and lead to metal poisoning and further joint instability. Patients with a failed taper lock will have to undergo additional revision surgery. Allegedly Stryker knew about this issue yet continued to allow more than 100,000 of these devices to be surgically implanted into patients. If you had Stryker hip replacement surgery and are suffering pain or other symptoms, we recommend that you seek medical attention and contact one of our knowledgeable lawyers to see if you may be eligible for compensation, including reimbursement if you require surgery.
- Tritanium Acetabular Shell implants – This is a hip socket replacement component that was designed to promote new bone growth and encourage the device to fuse to a patient’s own bones over time. However, with many patients, the hip implant loosened instead, causing new pain and the need for corrective surgery.
Additional models with known issues include the Accolade TMZF, Citation TMZF and Meridian TMZF. If you received a Stryker hip implant device and suffered any adverse issues, you may be eligible for compensation.
Call to Discuss a Possible Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit
Stryker failed to warn consumers, physicians and others about the dangers associated with some of its hip implant devices. When a manufacturer fails in its duty to take reasonable steps to protect consumers from an unreasonable risk of injury, they should be held liable for any injuries that result.
If you or someone you care about was injured, suffered severe complications or became ill following a Stryker hip replacement surgery, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for any damages incurred. The legal team at TSR Injury Law has decades of combined experience and we are prepared to fight to protect your best interests and legal rights.
Call TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME