Did You Receive a Defective Stryker Hip Implant in Florida?
Our Florida Stryker Implant Injury Lawyers Can Make this Right for You
When medical technology is properly designed, manufactured, and used, the results can be extraordinary. People with damaged joints can once again enjoy the freedom of movement and mobility without pain, allowing them to live a longer, more fulfilling life. However, when companies make errors during the process of developing products, the unfortunate result is a defective medical device that can cause serious injury or death to those who use them.
Stryker, one of the largest manufacturers of orthopedic devices and medical equipment in the world, recalled two of its artificial implant systems in July of 2012. All sales and production of the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems have ceased globally due to the danger of corrosion and “fretting” that they pose to patients. If you have received one of these defective hip implants, you need to turn to The Florida Law Group in order to take swift legal action. You may be eligible to pursue damages in a product liability lawsuit.
Known Complications from the Defective Devices
The Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems have caused serious injuries to patients when the cobalt chromium-plated femoral heads wear against the titanium alloy stems. This repeated action causes minute shards of metal to be released into the patient’s bloodstream, tissues, and bones. Cobalt is a highly toxic material that has been responsible for a host of poisonous side effects. Many patients have required further corrective surgeries to remove the defective product and fix the damage it caused.
The Stryker hip implant systems have been linked with the following serious medical complications:
- Debilitating pain
- Severe allergic reactions
- Necrosis (bone and tissue death)
- Heart problems
- Neurological problems
- Osteolysis (bone loss)
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Damage to the liver, lymph nodes, kidneys, and spleen
Contact the Florida Law Group for a Free Consultation
If you have had a hip replacement surgery, we advise that you immediately check your medical records to see if your hip replacement included one of these defective and dangerous devices. Then, speak with our Tampa product liability lawyers to learn more about how you can take legal action against Stryker. You may be entitled to a significant amount of compensation for Stryker’s fraudulent claims regarding the durability of their materials and their negligent failure to warn the public of the high rate of failure of their product.
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