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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Stryker hip implants have been linked to many severe side effects and complications, including impaired kidney function, metal poisoning and cognitive issues. This has led to thousands of lawsuits against Stryker Corporation alleging many different types of negligence.

Anyone who suffered an injury from a Stryker hip implant may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages. The defective medical device lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl can manage every aspect of your case, aggressively pursuing fair compensation. We understand how devastating it can be to suffer an injury from a defective medical device. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience pursuing compensation for personal injury victims.

Your consultation is completely free and you will not have any fees or costs for our services unless we recover the compensation you are entitled.

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Hip Replacement Recalls

By 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been receiving reports about two of Stryker's hip replacement products for nearly seven years. These reports alleged that patients who were implanted with Rejuvenate and ABG II implants suffered metal poisoning and had to get revision surgery to correct problems.

This led to the Stryker Corporation issuing a product field action correction in May of that year, which was updated to a recall in July of that year. The product recall noted two main problems with components of the ABGII and Rejuvenate models:

  • Excess metal debris or ion generation – The recall notice says that fretting or corrosion in the modular neck junction could cause an increase in metal ion generation in the joint space. This can lead to inflammation of nearby tissues, which can cause metallosis, necrosis and pain. Patients who experience this reaction may require revision surgery.
  • Debris from fretting – If there is fretting, it could cause an increase in metal debris in the joint space, which could cause osteolysis. This is a condition that results in inflammation and destroys the surrounding bone. This could result in loosening of the implant.

Shortly after initiating this recall, the Stryker Corporation announced that it would reimburse patients for testing, treatment and revision surgery related to these defective implants. However, Stryker did not say if patients will be reimbursed for things like pain and suffering, discomfort, or lost wages caused by problems with the implants.

Stryker issued another recall in 2016 for approximately 42,000 LFIT V40 femoral heads because of various problems, including:

  • Dislocation of the head from the hip stem part of the implant
  • Excessive metal debris
  • Noise
  • Loss of the implant
  • Insufficient range of motion

These and other issues with the femoral heads can cause a variety of severe problems for patients, according to the recall notice:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Instability in the joint
  • Pain that requires revision surgery
  • Inflammation
  • Dislocation of the implant
  • Adverse reaction in local tissue, which could include metallosis, necrosis or pain

Other injuries and medical problems associated with Stryker hip implants include:

  • Depression
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Impairment of vision or hearing
  • Limping caused by impaired mobility
  • Fractures
  • Hip, leg or groin pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Impairments to kidney function

Stryker recalls have caused thousands of patients to file lawsuits against Stryker seeking compensation for injuries caused by these devices. Contact a defective medical device attorney at our firm for a free consultation. We may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

Call 410-244-7005 to schedule your free legal consultation.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Stryker Corporation has had to deal with thousands of lawsuits over a variety of hip replacement products, including:

  • Rejuvenate
  • ABG II
  • LFIT V40
  • Accolade TMZF
  • Citation TMZF
  • Meridian TMZF

These Stryker hip implant lawsuits claim that the manufacturer was negligent in the following ways with these products:

  • The company misrepresented the safety of its hip implants to the public in advertising.
  • Stryker did not take reasonable care to ensure the safety and well-being of patients who received faulty implants.
  • These products had a defective design that resulted in serious health problems for patients.
  • The company knew or there was a reasonable expectation that the company knew it had produced, distributed and marketed defective products.
  • The company did not do adequate testing of devices to ensure they were safe.

In 2013, more than 2,000 lawsuits over the Rejuvenate and ABG II products were consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in a Minnesota federal court. However, none of the cases went to trial because a settlement was announced in December 2014.

The total value of the settlement was $1.425 billion, and individual claimants were supposed to receive a settlement of at least $300,000. This resolved almost all of the cases in the MDL. Approximately 3,000 other people had filed lawsuits over the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants. These cases were not included in the MDL.

In 2016, Stryker expanded the settlement so it included 2,600 Stryker hip implant lawsuits that had been filed in a state court in New Jersey. The settlement was also expanded to include claims filed by anyone who needed revision surgery for an implant that was received on Dec. 19, 2016 or earlier. This raised the total value of the settlement to more than $2 billion.

The settlement allowed victims to opt out and pursue individual cases against Stryker to try to obtain more compensation than is available in the settlement. The deadline for applying for a settlement was March 2017. The Stryker Corporation announced it planned to send out all payments before the end of 2017.

The company still faces more than 1,800 lawsuits over ABG II and Rejuvenate implants, along with more than a hundred lawsuits in an MDL in Massachusetts federal court. The first trial in this MDL is scheduled to begin in September 2019.

Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl for a free legal consultation to determine if you can join one of these pending litigations or file an individual Stryker hip implant lawsuit.

Schedule a free consultation today by completing a Free Case Evaluation form.

Contact an Attorney About Filing a Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit

Obtaining a hip replacement can help people deal with a variety of medical issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, tumors and damage to the hip. Unfortunately, many people implanted with Stryker hip replacement products are dealing with severe injuries that could affect them for a long time.

The manufacturer should be held accountable for putting these dangerous products out on the market. Our attorneys can also pursue compensation for medical expenses created by revision surgery and other damages you have suffered.

Our defective medical device lawyers can manage every aspect of your Stryker hip implant lawsuit, fighting for your best interests every step of the way.

Your consultation with our experienced attorneys is free of charge and there are no fees or costs unless you receive the compensation you deserve.

Complete a Free Case Evaluation form today or call 410-244-7005.

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