Stryker Hip Implant Recalls Result in Lawsuits
Devices such as artificial hips are meant to help rather than hinder those who receive them. However, in recent years an alarming series of side effects has left patients in severe pain and led to many lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.
Hip implants and replacement surgeries often occur as results of traumatic injuries, such as car accidents. According to a recent Drug Watch article, Stryker, a manufacturer of hip implants has recalled some of its products. This means that if you have received a Stryker hip replacement recently, you could experience severe pain and require another surgery.
The recall affects the Rejuvenate, ABG II, and Accolade modular-neck hip stem implants. These products showed possible corrosion and fretting, which causes intense pain for the patient.
There has been a flood of lawsuits coming in against Stryker Orthopedics. There have been thousands of lawsuits filed across the United States. As a recipient of medical care, the patient has the right to expect that the company will warn the public of any risks associated with the company’s product.
The recalls question the safety of metal-on-metal hips. Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures artificial hips via its DePuy unit, was recently ordered to pay $8 million in damages to an artificial hip recipient and has set aside billions of dollars for the claims.
If you have received a hip replacement and have been experiencing severe pain, talk to an experienced Virginia defective products attorney. The Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers may be able to answer your questions and help you out. Call us at 757-455-0077, or visit us online at www.CooperHurley.com. When it really counts count on Cooper Hurley!