Provost Umphrey is representing those affected by the Stryker hip recall. Stryker, a medical device maker, has paid over $2 billion in settlements to those negatively affected by the following models of hip implants:
- ABG II
- LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads
Stryker hip and knee implants are failing at an alarming rate due to the friction of two metal components within the recalled devices grinding against each other, causing severe pain and/or metallic shards being released into the bloodstream. Patients affected by the faulty hip implant have voiced severe pain, difficulty walking and standing, and having to undergo revision surgery months after the initial implantation. These surgeries are expensive and painful.
Faulty Stryker Hip Implant Symptoms
Symptoms of a faulty Stryker hip implant include but are not limited to:
- Discomfort in the hip, leg, thigh, groin and lower back area
- Hip weakness
- Swelling of the hip and upper leg
- Limited mobility
- Hip joint infection
- Dislocation of the hip joint
- Abnormal blood pressure
- Swelling and inflammation
- Metallosis (metal poisoning caused by metallic shards being released into the bloodstream)
The FDA approved the ABG II model of the Stryker implants in 2009. This particular model was implanted in over 20,000 patients before it was recalled in 2012, along with its other defected models.
Stryker was able to get its hip replacement devices on the market through a loophole that expedited FDA approval. Extensive clinical trials and testing were sidestepped, and unknowing patients were left to suffer the consequences. After the FDA alerted Stryker of the complications involving their devices, the manufacturer worked with the FDA to initiate a recall.
How to Determine if You’ve Been Affected
If you or someone you love has undergone an orthopedic surgery, determine the implant that was used in the procedure. Contact the hospital where you received the operation and obtain your medical records. Your records will most likely have the name, make, and model of the device used. If you have concerns that you received a Stryker manufactured implant, discuss with your surgeon or doctor on how to safeguard your health against any life-threatening complications that might ensue. Revision surgery may be necessary.
What You Can Do
If you’ve received a faulty hip implant manufactured by Stryker, you may be entitled to compensation regarding health care, medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
The trial lawyers at Provost Umphrey Law Firm have decades of experience investigating and successfully trying medical product liability cases.
We provide our clients with a guarantee that you will not owe us anything if we are unable to secure financial compensation for your suffering. All the case information you provide our firm will remain confidential.
If you are concerned you have been affected by a faulty hip replacement manufactured by Stryker, call today for a free case evaluation at (888) 588-1695. If you have had a revision (repair) surgery or if you have one scheduled, please include this information when you contact us.