Stryker Hip Recall Attorney - Jeffrey D. DeCarlo Fights for Defective Device Victims
A number of serious problems have been linked to defective Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular Hip systems, which have metal-on-metal components. These Stryker devices had more moving parts than traditional devices, which made them different from other metal-on-metal hip implants. Unfortunately, the four-part design was prone to fretting and corrosion. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in July 2012 that Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, devices that had been in use since 2008.
If you or a loved one was affected by the Stryker hip recall, don't hesitate to contact an experienced Stryker hip recall attorney immediately. Call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A. to find out about your rights: (305) 572-0065. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is an experienced metal-on-metal hip implant injury lawyer who helps clients throughout Florida pursue maximum compensation for their losses.
Do I have grounds for a Stryker hip recall lawsuit?
In its hip device recall, Stryker announced that the devices have a risk of fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, which can cause swelling and pain near the implant. Prior to the recall, about 20,000 of the devices were sold throughout the United States. That means that thousands of people were implanted with a device with potentially faulty components. When fretting and corrosion occurs, toxic metal debris can seep into the bloodstream and lead to a potentially fatal condition known as metallosis, or metal ion poisoning. There was a high early failure rate, according to reports which stated that many people had to undergo revision surgery (when the old device needs to be surgically removed and replaced with a new one).
It wasn't the first hip implant recall for Stryker. In 2007, Stryker recalled two devices from its Stryker Trident hip implant series: The Trident PSL and the Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Cups. The Stryker Corporation was facing pressure from the FDA, which sent a warning letter. Some people using those devices experienced pain, difficulty walking, fracturing or bone chipping, and in some cases the implant parts were breaking into pieces or even shattering.
Contact a Stryker Hip recall attorney today
Jeffrey D. DeCarlo handles Stryker hip failure cases and cases involving the DePuy hip recall and Zimmer Durom Cups on a contingency fee basis, which means clients pay a fee only if a financial recovery is obtained. He welcomes the opportunity to speak with consumers who used a defective metal-on-metal hip implant device or with families who lost loved ones due to a defective device. Call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A. today at (305) 572-0065 or contact the firm online for a free consultation.