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Stryker Accolade Lawsuit

Stryker Accolade Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the Stryker Accolade, a hip replacement that has been linked to serious metal poisoning (metallosis) when it is used with certain components.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hip implant induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the Stryker Accolade, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the Stryker Accolade?

Stryker Orthopedics Corp. manufactures the Accolade TMZF Femoral Hip Stem, a hip replacement component that is made from one single, solid piece of titanium alloy. The implant is designed with a tapered wedge that helps fit more patients and accommodate more surgical approaches.

What is the problem?

The Stryker Accolade is a metal femoral stem. When it is used with a metal acetabular cup, a metal-on-metal hip implant is created. The problem is that all-metal hip implants have serious risks. When the metal parts grind together, they can shed tiny particles of metal. This debris accumulates around the hip joint, causing pain, swelling, inflammation, bone loss, and soft-tissue growths. High levels of metal ion in the bloodstream (also known as metallosis) can also cause systemic reactions in other areas of the body.

Lawsuits Filed for Stryker Accolade Metal Poisoning

In May 2014, Law360 reported that five lawsuits involving the Stryker Accolade were filed in New Jersey — in the same court where Stryker is facing hundreds of lawsuits involving the ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants. Plaintiffs accused Stryker of failing to warn that the Accolade TMZF hip stem in combination with the LFIT anatomic V40 femoral stem created a “metal-on-metal” hip implant, with higher rates of corrosion and metal toxicity.

Stryker Accolade Recall

Stryker recalled the Accolade femoral stem in combination with the DePuy MITCH TRH System. The MITCH TRH is a metal modular head/acetabular cup. When the two components are used together, there is a 10.7% rate of revision surgery.

Health authorities in the U.K. issued a safety alert in April 2012. They recommended that people who have problems with the Accolade and MITCH implants should have follow-up appointments, imaging tests, and blood tests to check for rising levels of metal ions in their bloodstream. Revision surgery may be necessary if these tests are abnormal.

Do I have a Hip Implant Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hip implant induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the Stryker Accolade, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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