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If you or a loved one have received a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement, Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement, or a Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head, and are experiencing problems, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.  Call today to get the facts.  Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 for a free no obligation consultation or use our online contact form below and a Paterson New Jersey Hip Replacement Lawyer will get back to you quickly.  The call is free and there are no up-front legal charges.  We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid.  Call now.


Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers Paterson NJ

Stryker Orthopaedics has warned that use of these medical devices may lead to corrosion and fretting.  Some patients may experience Metallosis (metal poisoning) and require corrective surgery and hospitalization.  A simple test can be administered to determine whether or not you have elevated metal levels in your blood.

Some complications to watch for include:

  • Fractured or broken implants
  • Joint dislocation
  • Metallosis
  • Implant corrosion
  • Allergic responses
  • Swelling in hip or groin area
  • Sudden onset of pain

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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Paterson NJ

We are also accepting cases involving:

  • DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit
  • DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Lawsuit
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Profemur Z Hip Lawsuit 
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FAQ      
When it comes to medical implant devices, it’s important for manufacturers to get it right the first time.  Once a product is implanted, it’s too late to undo the procedure without an additional surgery and the risks and recovery that go with it. Nonetheless, it does happen. When a medical device has been shown to cause harm, it may be recalled. This has happened with multiple models of metal-on-metal hip over the years, saving some prospective patients from harmful implants while coming too late for many others.
The FDA reviews and approves medical devices, and has a system in place for if a product is shown to be harmful after it is already on the market.  It groups recall-worthy problems into three classes: The third, least important class is for products that are not actually harmful but simply violates regulations in some way, while Class 1 is for products with a “reasonable likelihood” of “serious adverse health consequences or death.” This is the class most relevant to hip implants.                                                                                                                                                         
Some recalls are voluntary. A manufacturer can decide to take a product off the market (and recall the ones that have been purchased but not yet surgically implanted) if their own research tells them it is causing serious problems.  This can save them from lawsuits or the loss of reputation of having a bad product on the market. Some manufacturers may be resistant to do this; in that case the FDA can make a voluntary recall request, or order the company to recall it.                                                                                                                                               
Since the early 2000s, there have been hundreds of recalls of hip systems, with all of them having metal components in contact with each other. The companies affected are Stryker, Biomet , DePuy, Smith & Nephew, and Zimmer. The recalls are expensive, with DePuy having spent $800 million on one. Recalls do not necessarily provide any compensation or help for people who have already received the defective item; they may be eligible to sue.
The reason all of the recalled devices have been metal is because of the unique health risk of this type of material. Metal particles wear off the device, building up in surrounding tissues and causing irritation that can lead to pseudotumors and bone loss. Over time, this can lead to bone damage, causing the implant to loosen. For this reason metal implants may need to be replaced prematurely.  Data on failure rates may be used to decide whether a recall is necessary. For instance, it was discovered that one type of implant failed within 5 years 29 percent of the time. They also cause metallosis, a form of toxicity that affects the entire system.  If a person has a hip implant that has subsequently been recalled or has been the subject of a lawsuit, they should consult a lawyer to determine how they can be fairly compensated. They should also consult their doctor about next steps, whether the implant is still working or is causing problems.