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Stryker Hip Side Effects

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants have been used in over 20,000 patients in the U.S. since they were released in 2010. The modular design of these devices was promising as it allowed surgeons to interchange parts for a customized fit.

Unfortunately, as with other metal-on-metal hip implants, experts have identified serious Stryker hip side effects that are dangerous enough to require revision and removal surgery for many patients.

On July 6, 2012, Stryker issued a recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant systems. This came months after they had warned doctors that the devices could experience corrosion and fretting, releasing metallic shavings into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue.

Recent studies have identified Stryker Hip Side Effects from the release of metal shavings into the body such as:

  • allergic reactions
  • bone loss
  • soft tissue damage
  • vision or hearing problems, and
  • tumors and cancer

If you or a loved one received a Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with future treatment. It is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options.

The four-part Rejuvenate implant system used interchangeable femoral stems, necks, balls and acetabular cups that were made of chromium, cobalt and titanium. Although designed to give a better fit, the wear and movement between these metal components has been shown to cause corrosion and shavings.

Since Stryker used the fast-track 510(k) FDA process for approval of these devices, they failed to properly test for Stryker Hip Side Effects or warn patients of the dangers. Therefore, they are liable for the damages caused. Lawyers Attorneys are currently helping those affected file claims.

The signs of metallic poisoning can take years to surface. However, patients should monitor for symptoms such as pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, vision problems or tumors. Those affected will likely have to undergo revision surgery to remove and replace the device.

Lawyers have helped thousands of families recover after drug and medical device injuries and are currently helping those injured by Stryker Hip Side Effects. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today, such as how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.

Defective medical device injury lawsuits can be very complicated. Make sure you choose a lawyer who is extremely qualified, has experience fighting large medical device companies, and has the resources to finish your case.

The Hip Defect Resource Center works only with lawyers who have already handled Stryker hip lawsuits to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.

Contact us today for more information on the side effects, research and litigation related to Stryker hip implants, or to speak with a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.

 

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