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Stryker Hip Replacement Claims

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For those who require partial hip joint replacement surgery, Stryker Rejuvenate devices were commonly used by surgeon staff across the country. The device uses metal-on-metal ball-and-socket joint structures that supposedly last much longer than hip implants created using ceramics. Extreme danger arises, however, as the metal grinds together, corroding or splintering within the patient's body. The hazards related to the Stryker hip replacement devices became so widespread and common, the manufacturing company voluntarily recalled their devices in 2012.

Acknowledging the problem with their product does not absolve them of responsibility of what it can do to innocent patients in need of hip joint replacements. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to the Stryker Rejuvenate – or even the AGB II – products, Even Law Firm can help.

Serious Complications with Stryker Hip Replacement Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) typically do not perform extensive testing – or any at all – if a new medical device is similar enough to preexisting products. Oftentimes, they rely on the manufacturer to test their own products and report side-effects honestly. The Stryker device fell into the category of a product that did not require FDA testing due to its similarity to other products currently on the market, and it is unclear how much pre-consumer testing the company performed.

Dangerous complications can arise from the metal-on-metal contact within a Stryker artificial hip joint, such as:

  • Tissue necrosis
  • Painful swelling
  • Bone mass loss
  • Chronic soreness in the area
  • Inability to comfortably walk or stand
  • Tumor growth

Some side-effects associated with the Stryker hip replacement device may not be readily noticeable. If you have a Stryker product in your hip, you may want to consider seeing your physician right away for safe testing. If you do, hold onto copies of any medical records and billing statements as they will become useful in any subsequent lawsuits against Stryker.

Helping You Stand On Your Own Two Feet Again

Medical and surgical procedures related to Stryker hip replacement devices might not be covered by your insurance policy, and the costs to you could range into the thousands. Even if your insurance provided did cover all fees, your needless pain and suffering should not go unaddressed. Let a Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer from Even Law Firm represent you and your best interests today, and you may significantly increase your chances of winning a fair settlement from Stryker for producing such a dangerous product.

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