Stryker Hip Implants
June 26, 2017 | Pharmaceutical Litigation
The number of hip replacement surgeries that take place in the United States each year is substantial, with one article stating that over the past 10 years, the number of hip replacement surgeries has doubled.
While hip replacement surgeries have the potential to provide relief from pain and immobility to many, particularly elderly adults, hip implants are not always effectively designed. To be sure, myriad hip implant models manufactured by Stryker have proven to be defective, leading to patient harm.
The Problem with Stryker Hip Implants
Hundreds of Stryker-brand hip implant systems have been recalled over the years due to manufacturing and design defects that make these implants dangerous for patients. The manufacturers themselves were concerned about the potential failures of their devices. The SafePatientProject.org provides details of Stryker hip implants, explaining that recalls were issued for problems with the systems including fracturing of system parts, cracking of hip stems, labeling issues, packaging issues, and myriad other manufacturing issues.
Filing a Lawsuit Against Stryker
Many people who have undergone the implantation of a Stryker hip implant have since filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that the devices were flawed, corroded, or deteriorated, leading to loosening of the joints, pain, metal poisoning, tissue damage, and the need for a revision surgery.
Plaintiffs claim that Stryker breached its duty to consumers to manufacture a product safe for use, and failed to warn of the side effects of its medical devices. Consumers are seeking damages for the costs of subsequent surgeries, disability, pain and suffering, and more. It has been reported that metal on metal hip replacements have the highest failure rate.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
If you have undergone surgery involving a Stryker hip implant and believe that your implant was defective, and have suffered harm as a result, we can help. Our attorneys serve clients across the nation, and are ready to review your case for free today. There are no upfront costs or expenses. Our lawyers work on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that our fee is contingent on successful compensation on your behalf. If we are not successful, you do not owe us a cent.
Juries have awarded millions of dollars for patients who have suffered from complications due to metal on metal hip implants.
Don’t let big medical device companies get away with taking advantage of consumers by manufacturing products that cause harm. Contact us our hip replacement attorneys to protect your rights.
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