For patients suffering from hip pain and other problems, receiving a hip implant can make a near-miraculous change in their life, relieving years of pain and increasing their mobility. Unfortunately, all too often, patients are experiencing problems with their hip implants, often needing revision surgery to fix the problem.
Manufacturer Stryker has issued recalls for two of its hip implant systems – the ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems and the Rejuvenate Modular after patients reported serious medical issues caused by corrosion and fretting in the metal-on-metal implants.
Patients hoping for relief and a new lease on life with a hip implant should not be made to suffer due to a faulty hip implant. If you or a loved one has experienced medical issues after receiving a Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem or a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip implant, you need an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the often-confusing legal steps needed to prove a medical device manufacturer’s negligence.
The Fitch Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, is actively investigating case related to the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems and the Rejuvenate Modular hip implants. Call 855-LAW-OHIO or fill out our online consultation firm today.
Problems with Stryker hip implants
Patients who received the Stryker hip implants were told that these new designs were intended to last for decades. However, in a brief period of time, patients began having issues with these new hip implants, causing many patients to have revision surgery.
In 2012, Stryker recalled two of its hip implant systems – the ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems and the Rejuvenate Modular. Three months prior to the recall, the company had released a notice warning of the serious side effects related to the two products, including corrosion and fretting.
This corrosion and fretting can lead to metal poisoning in patients. Metal poisoning occurs when metallic components of the hip implant rub against each other, resulting in pieces of metal being released into the tissue and absorbed into the patient’s blood. Side effects of metal poisoning or Metallosis include:
- Pain and discomfort
- Limited mobility
- Dead tissue
- Failure of the hip joint
- Bones dissolving
Don’t suffer alone – let the Fitch Law Firm help
No patient should be forced to suffer in silence because of a faulty medical device. Medical device manufacturers must be held responsible when devices do not work as intended, causing patients undo pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a Stryker hip implant, you need to consult with an experienced, compassionate attorney. At the Fitch Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, we understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the pain and suffering you or your loved one has had to endure. But holding faulty medical device manufacturers accountable for their actions can help you pay your medical bills and help get your life back on track.
Don’t suffer alone another day. Let the legal team at the Fitch Law Firm fight for your rights. Call 855-LAW-OHIO today or fill out our online consultation form.