Birmingham Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Hip replacements are procedures designed to improve a person’s quality of life, especially those suffering from severe joint fracture or damage. However, have you suffered injuries as a result of Stryker hip replacements such as infections,, loosening, dislocation, or a form of metal poisoning known as Metallosis?
These injuries are severe and demand corrective surgery. If you are a victim of Stryker Corporation’s Tritanium Acetabular Shells defective product (like the recently recalled LFIT Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral head): you may be liable to file a Birmingham Stryker hip replacement lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries suffered.
As such, if you or a loved one is a victim, you will benefit from the service of a highly skilled and professional attorney. Lawyers have several duties they must fulfill when offering services to the client, which include a professional and ethical code of conduct. With the help of an attorney; a victim will receive benefits like:
- Offering legal advice
- Preparing legal documents
- Filing complaints in court
- Help argue the case
If you or a loved one had revision surgery or need revision surgery or have a defective hip replacement, call our hip replacement lawyers today. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP, we have helped our clients recover a combined total of over 2 billion. We offer free initial consultation services and case review, and we do not ask for upfront fees. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and the steps involved.
- 1 What Are The Negative Side Effects Of Stryker Hip Replacements?
- 2 Have Stryker Hip Replacements Been Recalled?
- 3 Are There Lawsuits Pending Against Stryker Hip Replacement Manufacturers?
- 4 Who Is Eligible To File A Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit In Birmingham?
- 5 What Is The Cost Of Filing A Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
- 6 How Can A Lawyer Help With Your Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
- 7 File Your Birmingham Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit With Hare Wynn Newell & Newton
What Are The Negative Side Effects Of Stryker Hip Replacements?
Several modular-neck hip replacements have been recalled because of the concerns over the seriousness or severity of the side effects people have reported. These complaints lead to an increase in filed lawsuits. For example, the Metal-on-metal design of the ABG II and Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacements have caused severe blood, bone, and body tissue poisoning due to metal corrosion.
Other negative side effects of Stryker hip replacements include:
- Tissue death
- Liver and kidney damage
- Bone and tissue damage
- Loss of bone matter
- Premature replacement failure
Symptoms Of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Hip implants can also lead to heavy metal toxicity, a rare condition with symptoms that include:
- Mental confusion
- Vision problems
- Food allergies
- Gastrointestinal upsets
- Short-term memory loss
- Joint and muscle pain
- Mental confusion
- Chronic fatigue
Have Stryker Hip Replacements Been Recalled?
Currently, three hip implant products have been recalled by the company due to the severe side effects and the increased number of filed cases. These products include:
Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Neck Stem
The Stryker rejuvenate hip modular was approved back in 2008 by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The Rejuvenate hip, which was marketed as a high-performance device capable of durability and longevity. As such, its primary users were younger patients.
Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Stem
The Stryker ABG II modular was approved by the FDA back in November 2009. This product was also marketed to younger patients as a high-performance device designed for durability and longevity.
However, back in July 2012, the Stryker Rejuvenate hip and Stryker ABG II were both recalled. After the recall, the FDA received over 300 severe reports regarding these two hip replacement devices, and in April the same year, Urgent Field Safety Notification was sent to surgeons and hospitals across the country, stating that these implants had a higher than normal rate of failure.
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head
The LFIT V40 was approved back in 2001 and designed to be used with other Stryker components. However, in 2016, Stryker was forced to recall several model numbers of LFIT V40 because of the high-risk probability of taper lock failure. Back in 2017, the recalled number of LFIT expanded to include additional devices from the same line.
Are There Lawsuits Pending Against Stryker Hip Replacement Manufacturers?
For both the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip modular, after the recall, lawsuits began to be filed, and as early November 2014, there were more than 5000 pending lawsuits.
As of August last year (2019), there were more than 2,000 filed lawsuits in both state and federal courts over the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads. Nonetheless, back in 2018, Stryker agreed to a confidential settlement of lawsuits over the LFIT modular. Today lawyers are investigating complications related to the company’s Tritanium Acetabular Shells.
Who Is Eligible To File A Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit In Birmingham?
According to Stryker hip replacement settlement term: people who will benefit or receive compensation are those who have been implanted with ABG II, Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip stem, or Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral head, and have undergone qualified revision surgery. The producers of Stryker are unwilling at this time to negotiate with the plaintiff until their recalled devices fail, and a revision surgery has become a priority.
For this reason, it is important to talk to our lawyers if you have sustained injuries from any of these products. Remember, when it comes to Stryker hip implants, Birmingham, Alabama has a statute of limitations, which is only one year from the date/time you discovered or should have discovered the injuries. By speaking with our Hip Metallosis attorneys, you will be in a better position to know the time you have to file a Stryker hip replacement compensation claim.
What Is The Cost Of Filing A Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
The truth is that many people feel reluctant to hire a lawyer after suffering an injury due to another person’s carelessness or defective products, mainly because of monetary concerns. However, at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, you do not have to worry about the cost because we work on a contingency basis.
What does this mean to you? Well, it means that you do not get a fee unless the lawyer wins you the case. Furthermore, contingency basis fees are payable based on a set percentage of the compensation amount awarded. The percentage will be agreed upon in advance, and it is determined based on a case’s specifics.
How Can A Lawyer Help With Your Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
Hiring our personal injury lawyers will be beneficial to you because we are experts in this field. Through our free initial consultation services, you will get to learn more about your legal options, what is needed, and the amount you are liable to get. We will handle everything pertaining to your case, giving you the time to recover in peace. We will help you verify the hip replacement you received, have easy access to legal resources, help you recover more compensation based on the extent of your injuries, and much more.
File Your Birmingham Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit With Hare Wynn Newell & Newton
We believe that our track record, reputation, and years of experience handling personal injury cases and other complicated lawsuits have revealed a pattern of success. This is because we place our client’s needs ahead and also offer personalized legal service. Through the years, we have helped victims, and their families fight for their rights due to harm, losses, or injuries caused by another person’s negligence. Speak to our defective medical product attorneys today to know more about your legal options.
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