Maintaining an active lifestyle can go a long way towards keeping you healthy as you age. But if you have a bad hip, you know how the pain can slow you down and even cause a deterioration of your overall health. That’s why so many people have opted to have hip replacement surgery. But hip replacement surgery isn’t risk free, and if you received a certain type of implant you’re at an increased risk to experience hip failure or other complications. Hip replacement implants manufactured by Stryker have been plagued with a range of problems since 2005. If you suffered from the consequences of being given a faulty Stryker hip replacement, contact us today. With years of experience representing patients who are victims of defective hip replacements, McIntyre Law attorneys are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
In 2012, Stryker recalled two of its hip replacement implant systems after multiple reports of failures that included corrosion and fretting. The two parts of the implant were found to wear against each other in a way that can allow small flakes of titanium, chromium, and cobalt to migrate into surrounding tissue.
In July of 2012, Stryker officially recalled their Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. If you’ve been affected by a Stryker hip recall or had to undergo revision surgery to replace a failing hip implant, you may deserve compensation.
The 2012 recall is only the most recent problem with Stryker manufactured hip replacement systems. In January of 2008 the company recalled their Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and Trident Hemispherical Cups after unsanitary conditions were discovered in multiple Stryker manufacturing facilities. The FDA found evidence of staphylococcus bacteria (more commonly known as the cause of “staph” infections), corynebacterium propinquum (known to cause diphtheria, and acute infectious disease), and rhodococcus (a rare form of bacterial infection).
A large number of reported problems with the Stryker hip replacements revealed that the company did not properly test their products. Due to those problems, some patients were required to undergo costly and painful revision surgeries to replace failing or defective parts. If you’ve had a hip replacement, contact your doctor to determine what type of replacement system you received and keep an eye out for symptoms that could indicate a problem.
Hip replacement failure symptoms include:
The first patient complaints that led to a Stryker hip recall came to light in 2005. It’s not clear exactly when the products affected by the hip replacement recall were manufactured. If you have had hip replacement surgery, but you’re not sure what brand of hip you received, or if you have experienced any infections, pain or other problems with your replacement hip, please speak to your orthopedic surgeon, or the hospital where you had surgery, to find out whether you are affected by this Stryker hip recall.
To protect your privacy, your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital may require that you request this information in person.
If you’ve received a Stryker hip replacement, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact the attorneys at McIntyre Law for a free consultation about your options.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of hip replacement failure, but have implant hardware from another manufacturer, you may still be eligible for compensation. Please check the other hip replacement information pages on our site to find out whether you are affected by another hip recall: