Stryker has recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants, and more recalls may be on the way. More than 50 lawsuits have already been filed, and our Stryker hip lawyers are now representing clients who have suffered complications including chronic pain, tissue damage, bone loss, toxic metal poisoning, decreased mobility, or required revision surgery.
Need a Texas Stryker Hip Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a defective Stryker hip replacement, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Stryker hip implant lawsuit in Texas.
What is the problem with Stryker Hip Implants?
Stryker Orthopedics has recalled several types of hip implants, including:
The problem with the ABG II and the Rejuvenate is that they have a metal-on-metal component called a “modular-neck.” A normal hip implant has a single piece of metal for the “femoral stem” and the “neck.” A modular-neck hip implant has two adjustable pieces of metal between the stem and neck. This design was supposed to help a surgeon fit the implant to a patient. Unfortunately, the metal parts have been linked to high rates of fretting and/or corrosion.
Stryker Hip Replacement Side Effects
- Squeaking hip implant
- Chronic pain
- Inflammation in the hip
- Bone loss
- Tissue damage or death
- Soft-tissue pseudo-tumors or bursas
- Corrosion or fretting of the hip joint
- Metal poisoning (cobalt and chromium)
- Loosening of the hip joint
- Decreased walking ability
- Strange sounds in the hip joint
- Systemic reactions (including heart problems)
- Allergic reaction
- Elevated metal ions in the bloodstream
- Revision surgery
- And more
Stryker Hip Lawyers
If you were injured by a defective Stryker hip implant, contact our Stryker hip lawyers immediately. Every state has a deadline called a “statute of limitations” for personal injury or product liability lawsuits arising out of negligence. This deadline varies by state, but it is usually 2-3 years from the time a substantial injury occurs.
You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, and once the deadline passes, you may not be able to recover damages for your injury. However, the statute of limitations may be longer or shorter depending on the circumstances of an individual case, which is why you should consult with an experienced Stryker hip lawyer in Texas immediately for more information.
If you decide to contact our Stryker hip lawyers and file a lawsuit, you could receive financial compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost earnings
- Permanent disability
- Decreased quality of life
- And more
Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits
If you were injured by a defective Stryker hip replacement, you are not alone — as of January 2013, more than 50 Stryker hip implant lawsuits were centralized in a Multi-County Litigation (MCL) in New Jersey Superior Court (Bergen County).
In the United States, when a large number of people are injured by a defective medical device, the litigation is usually resolved in federal court in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). If Stryker hip implant lawsuits are centralized in an MDL, individual cases filed at the state level will be transferred to one federal court to coordinate pre-trial proceedings. However, even if your lawsuit is transferred to the MDL, it will remain independent (unlike a class action).
Need a Stryker Hip Lawyer in Texas?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $60 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free Texas Stryker hip replacement lawsuit review.