Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall
Many individuals who receive hip replacements hope that the surgery will allow them to quickly return to an active lifestyle. In some cases, however, hip implants break down after just a few years, causing serious medical concerns. Stryker Orthopaedic, which previously manufactured metal-on-metal hip implants Rejuvenate and ABG II, is now receiving complaints about another metal-on-metal hip implant called the Accolade V40 femoral head, which the company placed on the market and seriously harming patients. If you have received one of these implants and are concerned that you be at risk, contact an Atlanta medical device lawyer for assistance today.Dangerous Hip Replacements
Stryker has received several complaints of defective metal hip products, which include the Rejuvenate and ABG II. These cases were based around the potential for the hip replacements to corrode, which can result in several serious medical complications. Some of the problems that can arise from defective metal-on-metal hip implants include:
- Affected mobility.
- Clicking, grinding, popping, or squeaking sounds from the hip joint.
- Metal poisoning, which can seriously injure and even kill patients. Some of the signs that a person has metal poisoning include cardiomyopathy, changes in mood, hearing or vision changes, impaired kidney functions, skin rashes, and thyroid problems.
- Groin, hip, or leg pain.
- Swelling near the hip joint.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, but are unsuse of whether you have a case, contact an Atlanta medical device lawyer today for assistance.Why Stryker Hip Designs are Defective
The complications caused by Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement systems are caused by faulty designs in the products. While many hip implant systems feature a one-piece stem and neck that are designed to fit each patient’s particular body structure, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Systems are designed to maximize stability and minimize bone stress. These hip systems are designed to be corrosion resistant but the junction where the two metals meet release toxic metal iron and debris. Like other hip replacement products, Stryker’s hip replacement systems were approved under the 510(k) Premarket Notification Process.
As a result of this exception, Strykers devices were not placed in human patients prior to being approved for use by the public. In response to these allegation, Stryker has the hip replacement system failure results from patients who not receive properly rehabilitation after surgery or blamed physicians for not properly placing the system in patient’s bodies.
Stryker has also obtained the assistance of a company called Broadspire, which is a third party claims administrator, to handle the cases of more than 100,000 patients who received recalled hip systems. More specifically, Broadspire obtains information from patients with recalled hips. Anything that a person shares with Broadspire can be shared in subsequent litigation. If you have questions regarding your particular case, a medical device attorney in Atlanta can help.Speak with a Medical Device Lawyer Serving Atlanta
For individuals who have been harmed by any product used in a hip replacement, it is not uncommon to face substantial life changes. If you or a loved one has been harmed in such a manner, contact our law office today for an initial consultation. Our legal counsel understands just how devastating this type of development can be. Our law firm also understand how to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us today.