Here at Bart Durham Injury Law, we have seen firsthand how difficult it can be for patients to recover from defective medical products. We have helped many clients gain compensation for injuries sustained due to recalled medical devices, such as Stryker hip implants.
Two types of hip implants—the Rejuvenate and ABG II—are currently under a recall. These devices have the potential to cause injuries to patients. Such injuries can include tissue reaction, pain and swelling.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, Stryker Orthopaedics initiated this recall in 2012. The company stated that this decision was made as a result of reviewing post-market surveillance data. The recall announcement noted that there is a risk these devices would fret and corrode at the neck junction. However, reports from Stryker did not describe what types of injuries could result from these defects. There is also no mention of how many people may have been harmed by the recalled devices.
Although this is a voluntary recall, it should be noted that Stryker has not publicly recognized any responsibility for these defects.
Those who have had these hip devices implanted are advised to discuss their situations with their physicians.
If you have suffered an injury due to a malfunctioning medical product, you may be able to obtain monetary damages. While this compensation may not undo your injury, it can help you gain emotional closure on the issue. For additional information on defective medical device lawsuits, please visit our page on the Stryker hip recall.