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Stryker Hip Implant Recall 2013

Stryker Hip Implant Recall 2013

Stryker Orthopaedics recalled several hip implants in 2008 and 2012, and more could be recalled in 2013. Recalled Stryker hip implants include the Rejuvenate and ABG II. These implants have been linked to high rates of metal corrosion, chronic pain, bone loss, tissue damage, loosening of the hip, and revision surgery. If you were injured by any Stryker hip implant, contact our lawyers for information regarding your Stryker hip implant lawsuit in 2013.

What You Can Do & How a Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Stryker hip implant induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a recalled Stryker hip implant, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Recalled Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits in 2013

January 31, 2013 — The New Jersey Superior Court has decided to centralize at least 50 Stryker hip implant lawsuits in New Jersey state court in Bergen County. All of the lawsuits involve injuries linked to the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants. The litigation is expected to grow rapidly in 2013 as more hip implants are recalled.

September 13, 2012 — A group of 7 plaintiffs have filed the first Stryker hip implant lawsuits. Click here to read more.

July 4, 2012 — Stryker recalls the ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants. Click here to read more.

Stryker Hip Implant Recall 2013

Stryker Orthopedics has recalled an alarming number of hip implants, including:

  • Stryker Rejuvenate: This “modular-neck” hip implant was recalled in July 2012 due to high rates of metal corrosion and fretting.
  • Stryker ABG II: Another “modular-neck” implant recalled in July 2012. The metal-on-metal “stem and neck” component can release toxic metal particles if it corrodes.
  • Stryker Trident: This ceramic-on-ceramic hip implant was recalled in 2008.

What is the problem with Stryker Hip Implants?

The problem with “metal-on-metal” hip implants is that the metal parts can grind together and shed toxic nano-particles of chromium and cobalt into the hip. Furthermore, cobalt particles are highly soluble, which means they can seep into the bloodstream and cause systemic reactions in other organs (especially the heart).

Stryker Hip Implant Risks and Complications

Our lawyers are handling Stryker hip implant lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by the following complications of the recalled Stryker hip implants:

  • Corrosion and/or fretting of the hip implant can release toxic particles of chromium and cobalt into a patient’s body.
  • Tissue damage and bone loss can occur around the hip implant due to irritating metal debris.
  • Hip implant may loosen or become very painful, which can severely decrease a patient’s mobility and quality of life.
  • Revision surgery may be necessary to remove the defective hip implant and replace it with a better implant. This surgery may involve re-driving a femoral stem into the patient’s femur, which can be very painful and debilitating.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for surgery, disability, and lost wages may be extremely high. Many people are now seeking financial compensation for their defective hip implant by filing a lawsuit against Stryker in 2013.

Stryker Hip Implant Side Effects

If you or your loved one has suffered any of the following serious side effects of a Stryker hip implant, contact our lawyers immediately regarding your Stryker hip implant lawsuit in 2013:

  • Chronic pain
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Decreased walking ability
  • Metal corrosion
  • Loosening of the hip joint
  • Toxic metal poisoning (metallosis)
  • Systemic or allergic reactions to metal
  • Bone loss
  • Tissue and/or muscle damage
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Disability
  • And more

Do I have a Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Stryker hip implant induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a recalled Stryker hip implant, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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