Stryker Hip Implant Victims in Pennsylvania
Several surgeons operating in Pennsylvania have been paid by Stryker to install their Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant models. The inherent flaw in these models has only caused problems. Incidents involving victims of these hip implants have continued to crop up all over the domestic US.
What are the problems with Stryker hip replacements?
Stryker has recalled the two named metal-on-metal hip replacement models because of a potential for “fretting” and corrosion. Fretting is a term that refers to a gradual wearing away of the metal parts resulting in microscopic shards of the material being absorbed by surrounding tissue and blood. Corrosion is a chemical reaction between the metal and tissue. Both of these reactions can cause pain, inflammation, early failure of the device and other health related issues.
Symptoms of complications from Stryker hip implants
If you have received a Stryker hip implant you may not immediately be aware of any problems with the device. Detectable symptoms such as swelling and pain at the site may not occur until there is loss of bone or tissue damage. Your orthopedic surgeon or primary care doctor can advise you on diagnostic scans or blood tests that can be done to determine your particular situation.
While the problems arising from these implants are bad, they are made worse by the fact that the revision surgery needed to correct the issue is equally, if not more, traumatic.
In these two hip implant models, the hip stem component is installed directly into the top of the femur. This is intended to be a permanent fixture. The only way to fix Stryker hip implants is to remove the entire implant, including the hip stem. While this does not mean the issue is irreparable, it is very involved and causes more pain.
Do You Have a Case Against Stryker?
If you have had a hip replaced using either or the recalled Stryker devices you may be entitled to compensation for current or future damages caused by the device. Even if you are not sure what type of device you have, you should protect your right to demand compensation by compiling information on the type of implant you have and other documentation necessary to fortify your claim.
Contacting our seasoned team of Stryker hip implant attorneys, Pennsylvania division will begin the process of documenting and filing your claim. There are time limits for claims for filing claims and our specialized team will help you obtain the medical information you need if you are having difficulty obtaining it. Medical device lawsuits must be prosecuted vigorously to ensure time limits are met and more importantly, to obtain meaningful and timely compensation.
The team of hip replacement lawyers at Meyers & Flowers, has extensive experience with defective hip devices, specifically with regard to Stryker hip implants. Pennsylvania residents can rest assured that we will embrace your situation with totality, ensuring that you get exactly what you deserve.
Recalled: Stryker Hip Implants Are you injured or suffering from this device?
Stryker hip implant compensation for Pennsylvania residents
Compensation is determined on the needs of each person, depending on the extent of injury and how it has altered quality of life. Generally, compensation will include the cost of removal and replacement of the device as well as any therapy needed. Additionally, we will seek compensation for loss of wages, or loss of future income earned. Finally we are aggressive in demanding compensation for the pain and suffering and reduced quality of life that our clients have suffered as a result of negligence on the part of Stryker Orthopedics.
A word of caution…
Stryker has hired an insurance claims adjusting firm, Broadspire Services, Inc., to administer claims against them. Their reimbursement program covers certain medical costs that they determine are necessary. This could be contrary to what your doctor has recommended. Additionally, they require a release of your medical records concerning all aspects of your Stryker hip implant surgery. This has the potential to compromise your ability to sue them for additional damages and has implications concerning your right to privacy.
Retain a specialized Stryker hip replacement lawyer for your Pennsylvania case
Before you accept any reimbursement you owe it to yourself and your family to see one of our Stryker hip replacement lawyers specializing in Pennsylvania claims. You have nothing to lose by having an attorney ensure that you are not accidentally giving away a substantial portion of the claim you have every right to receive. Our consultations are free of charge and you will not pay for our services until we have won your case.
About Meyers & Flowers
Meyers & Flowers has litigated on behalf of medical malpractice victims all over the domestic US. Our intention is to win valuable and deserved awards for our clients. If you are a victim of Stryker hip implants in Pennsylvania, contact one of our Stryker hip replacement lawyers today.