Stryker Hip Implant Compensation

PROBLEMS AFTER STRYKER HIP IMPLANT? TAKE ACTION NOW.

IF YOU HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS AFTER RECEIVING A STRYKER® HIP IMPLANT, OR HAD OR BELIEVE YOU NEED REVISION SURGERY, YOU COULD BE ENTITLED TO MONEY.

Stryker® Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implant components are defective and have metal-on-metal moving parts that release toxic metal ions, causing serious health problems, including:

  • metallosis
  • need for revision surgery
  • necrosis and tissue damage
  • pain
  • inflammation
  • cardiac dysfunction
  • neurological dysfunction
  • renal dysfunction
  • thyroid dysfunction

STRYKER® LAWSUIT

If you had or believe you need a revision surgery after receiving a Stryker hip implant that included a Rejuvenate or ABG II component, you likely have a claim for money damages.

TAKE ACTION NOW. TIME IS LIMITED TO FILE YOUR CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

Claims can be filed at no cost to you–no fees unless we recover!

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO FINANCIAL COMPENSATION

Thousands have received compensation for their defective Stryker® hip implants. Find out what your case is worth.

Stryker-Rejuvenate-ABG-II-hip-implant-lawsuitFriction and wear among components of certain models of metal hip implants release metal debris into both the bloodstream and the tissue surrounding the implant. The defective nature of these hip implants can cause bone and tissue necrosis, metallosis, hip fractures and dislocation, and one or more revision surgeries. The release of toxic metal ions (such as cobalt and chromium) can cause pain, inflammation and other severe problems, such as inflammation, cardiac, neurological, renal or thyroid dysfunction.

Stryker has recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular hip implant stem components. Stryker’s recall of these metal hip implant devices is associated with the widely-reported problems of metal-on-metal hip implant design. In November 2014, Stryker agreed to pay approximately $1.4 billion to settle thousands of these cases. We expect that Stryker will eventually agree to pay hundreds of millions more to settle the outstanding claims of other plaintiffs at some point in 2016.

Patients who were implanted with Stryker hip implants, and have suffered complications, could have be entitled to significant compensation. Contact Keane Law LLC today for a free consultation regarding your hip implant case.

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Defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants

Stryker has recalled two of its popular hip implants after results indicated the product had dangerous effects.

  • Have you received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant after 2009?
  • Have you noticed any negative side effects since receiving the surgery?

If you have answered “yes” to the above questions, you may have a claim.

What is wrong with the products?

In 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System and the Stryker ABG II Modular Neck and Hip System. The hip implants were designed to avoid the typical metal on metal grinding found in other hip implants at the time. Instead of using two metal parts, Stryker used a ceramic ball and metal neck. However, this did not solve the problem, and for many the results came out to be worse than with other types of implants. The rubbing of the two parts leads to metal corrosion, potentially resulting in metal particle debris to contaminate the bloodstream or surrounding tissue. In addition, the hip implants’ neck designs contain numerous components made out of titanium, and it is believed that the rubbing of wearing of these parts also leads to the metal’s breakdown.

What are the dangers from the metal debris resulting from the hip implants?

Cobalt and chromium are metal minerals that become loose in the body due to the Stryker hip implants. These minerals become toxic after the body endures too much. Cobalt poisoning in particular can cause kidney failure, neurological damage such as loss of sight or hearing, cardiovascular damage, and thyroid damage. In addition, the metal minerals cause inflammation and degradation of the surrounding tissue, which can lead to permanent damage to both the tissue and the bone.

How do I know if I have been affected by a faulty implant?

Symptoms of a faulty implant can include swelling and pain surrounding site of the implant, popping and grinding sensations near the hip joint, and/or difficulty walking. While for some the side effects may be apparent, for others there may be little to no symptoms of a failed implant. If you are unsure if you have received a faulty implant, check with your doctor. Your physician may choose to run blood work or an MRI to check the amount of metal particles dislodged from the implant into the blood stream to determine if there has been a defect.

What has happened in previous lawsuits?

Lawsuits began to be filed after the 2012 recall for Stryker’s failure to properly test its products before their production and their negligence in disclosing information to doctors and patients about the potential risks associated with the particular implants. In December, 2013, the Court ordered mediation for ten different Stryker recall cases. Eight of the ten cases were able to be settled for an undisclosed amount. In 2014, Stryker chose to settle with the over 2,000 cases instead of going to trial and set aside $1.43 billion for settlements. It was expected that the cases filed at that time would receive anywhere up to $600,000 in damages.

Can I sue my physician?

Stryker was not only negligent to its consumers of the products, but also to the doctors. Stryker advertised the hip implant as state of the art technology and pressed its perfection. They disclosed no warnings to the physicians, nor did they disclose the new information indicating concern with the release of metal particles into the bloodstream after patients had already suffered at their expense. Many doctors remained unaware of the potential damages resulting from the hip implants until after it was too late. In most cases, the liability lands on Stryker in it negligence to properly test the product and ensure its safety.

Do I have a claim?

If you have received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular Neck and Hip System after November 2009, you may have a claim. Even if symptoms are not apparent at this time, it does not mean damage from these products are not happening. For some it takes years to notice any potential damage. Contact Keane Law LLC for a free consultation to determine if you have a claim.

How do I file a claim?

The process to file a claim differs depending on the state in which you reside. An experienced attorney can ensure the process is completed correctly. An attorney can also be a great tool in negotiations during the settlement process as well as in achieving the verdict you deserve. At Keane Law LLC, we can help you select the best legal route.

How long do I have to file a claim?

There are statues of limitations that apply that limit the amount of time you can file, but the amount of time varies depending on the state. Contact Keane Law LLC today to help you begin this process. There is no fee unless you receive a winning verdict or settlement.

What compensation can I expect?

This will vary depending on the degree of damage done due to the Stryker hip implant. You can expect to be compensated for medical expenses such as tests, treatments, and costs of the revision surgery needed due to the faulty implant. You may also be compensated for loss of wages as a result of the hip implant damage, and any suffering you have endured throughout the ordeal.

Why should I hire Keane Law LLC?

At Keane Law LLC our attorneys are experienced in this complex area of litigation. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for consumers who have been affected by dangerous and defective products. Corporations should not get away with its negligence toward consumers. We will work to earn you the compensation you deserve so this is not the case.