Stryker’s line of metal-on-metal hip implants may pose a significant threat to patients using these devices. The company has recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II implants, a move prompted by reports of serious health concerns linked to these devices and other metal-on-metal hip implants of similar design. These implants have been cited as unusually short-lived, sometimes requiring replacement in only a few years after the initial procedure. In addition, the use of metal as a primary component has caused some patients to develop metallosis, a serious health condition that may cause substantial tissue death.
Additionally, in August 2016 Stryker recalled its hip implant component called the LFit V40 femoral head, which is commonly used with the Stryker Accolade femoral stem. The femoral head can detach from the femoral neck. People who have the LFit V40 have been experiencing hip pain, dislocation, fractures, and loss of bone strength or range of motion. The LFit V40 was used most often in hip replacement surgeries from 2002 to 2012.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of the dangerous hip implants being sold by Stryker, we may be able to help you pursue legal action for fair compensation for your injury costs. To learn more about what legal options may be available for you, contact a Milwaukee product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
According to medical reports from patients who suffered a hip implant defect, these devices have been connected to two major health problems that can cause significant pain and suffering: implant failure and metallosis. In particular, a person may note some of the following more severe consequences caused by these two health concerns:
Especially if the defect occurs within only a few years from the initial hip replacement surgery, the financial impact of a defect can cause serious problems for a household to handle.
A defect with a hip implant may leave you in need of replacement surgery and additional medical care to address the damage done by metallosis. For more information about how we may be able to assist you in filing a personal injury claim for these medical expenses, contact the Milwaukee product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.