Birmingham Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit
Knee pain and/or discomfort can prevent you from performing everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs, bending, squatting, etc. Medication is often prescribed to help get rid of the pain, but it is not always effective.
If the non-surgical options for knee pain and/or discomfort no longer work or don’t reduce your pain levels, knee replacement is usually the only available option. Knee replacement is a popular option for those with limited use of their knees or those that suffer constant pain in their knees.
Unfortunately, some knee replacements have caused more pain and suffering than what the patient was originally suffering. Several knee replacement devices have been the subject of recalls and lawsuits such as the Stryker knee replacement devices.
If you have been injured due to a Stryker knee implant, you need a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive defective medical device lawyers to represent you in your fight for rightful compensation such as the legal team at Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1 What Are the Negative Side Effects of Stryker Knee Implants?
- 2 Have Stryker Knee Implants Been Recalled?
- 3 Are There Lawsuits Pending Against the Manufacturer of Stryker Knee Implants?
- 4 Who Is Eligible to File a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit in Birmingham?
- 5 How Much Will It Cost to File a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit?
- 6 How Can a Lawyer Help a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit?
- 7 Review Your Birmingham Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit With Our Attorneys
What Are the Negative Side Effects of Stryker Knee Implants?
People that have had Stryker knee implants have experienced painful side effects and complications. Some have needed painful and expensive revision surgery to replace a broken or flawed device. The revision surgery, however, carries its own risks and may lead to further damage and pain. Even if it manages to correct the problem with the Stryker implant, you may never feel quite the same again.
Here are some of the most common negative side effects of Stryker knee implants:
- Joint instability
- Limited mobility
- Severe pain
- Fracturing, loosening, or failure of the joint
It is important to note that even though you might not be currently experiencing issues with your Stryker knee implant, problems may still develop later. That’s why you need to contact your surgeon and ask about your medical documentation to find out whether you have been implanted with a Stryker product.
Have Stryker Knee Implants Been Recalled?
Stryker has had 125 knee replacement recalls since 2003. One of them was the 2013 Class I recall that the FDA issued for the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide. The device is used by orthopedic surgeons to mark the bone and position device components.
Stryker itself actually came clean about the fact there were issues with the device prior to the recall and advised surgeons against using it. The company claimed that the device had defective software that could potentially lead to a considerably wider cutting range than necessary that was likely to interfere with proper surgery.
Are There Lawsuits Pending Against the Manufacturer of Stryker Knee Implants?
Yes. Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are involved in complex litigation. As of August 2019, there were close to 2,000 pending hip and knee replacement lawsuits involving Stryker devices in both state and federal courts. If you believe your Stryker knee implant is defective, you need to talk to your doctor right away to understand your medical options and get in touch with Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton to discuss your legal options.
Who Is Eligible to File a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit in Birmingham?
If you have suffered because of a Stryker knee implant in Birmingham, AL, our law firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. If the bone wasn’t cut in the right spot and/or the device was improperly placed, you likely face expenses you don’t need to be responsible for. Our lawyers can help hold Stryker liable for negligence and get them to compensate you for your suffering.
If your Stryker knee implant was improperly fitted, you may suffer from:
- Bone fractures
- Joint looseness
- Joint instability
- Disabilities such as reduced range of motion, loss of mobility, chronic pain, etc.
- The need to undergo revision surgery
If you have suffered from any of the above Stryker knee implant problems or one not mentioned here, you can count on the legal team at Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton to protect your rights and hold Stryker responsible for their wrongdoing. It is worth noting that in Alabama, you have just two years from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit.
How Much Will It Cost to File a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit?
Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton recognizes that you probably already have massive medical bills related to your Stryker knee implant injury, which is why we don’t ask for any money upfront. We offer a free initial consultation and even if we determine that we cannot pursue a claim for you, you still won’t be required to pay anything.
If we determine that we can move forward, we will generally advance the costs of any claim that we pursue on your behalf. The average person can’t afford the massive expenses of a lawsuit, which is why we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that we only get paid if you are paid. If you don’t receive any compensation from your lawsuit, you won’t owe us anything.
How Can a Lawyer Help a Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit?
Experienced litigators that have previously handled product liability claims understand the importance of holding manufacturers responsible for their defective products along with the harm that they inflict on patients as well as their families.
Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton handles such cases and has a lot of experience pursuing claims based on defective medical devices. We will first review all the facts in your case and determine whether a settlement is possible. If it isn’t, we will take your case to court, either as an individual claim or as part of a class-action suit to ensure that you are properly compensated.
Review Your Birmingham Stryker Knee Implant Lawsuit With Our Attorneys
Knee replacement is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for knee pain and/or discomfort with relatively successful outcomes. Still, there are instances where a manufacturer of a knee replacement device may have manufactured a defective device such as Stryker. In such instances, you need to speak to a competent knee replacement lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
If you have been injured by a defective Stryker knee replacement implant, you can count on the legal team at Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton to explain all your rights and determine the most suitable course of action. Contact us today by calling us or filling out the form provided for your free, no-obligation consultation.
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