Stryker Hip Implant Recall Lawyers
Hip replacement surgeries are performed to allow individuals with mobility problems to get back on their feet, so they can do things that make life worth living again. Patients undergoing this very serious surgery expect that the manufacturers of the foreign objects being placed in their bodies are free of germs and dangerous bacteria. The FDA is responsible for making sure manufacturers are meeting industry standards. In November of 2007 the FDA found evidence of staphylococcus bacteria, corynebacterium propinquum and rhodococcus in Stryker’s manufacturing facility in Mahwah, New Jersey. The FDA issued a serious warning to Stryker, but there was a very high level of fear that contaminated products had already been shipped to doctors. This fear ended up being reality.
So in reaction to this information, Stryker issued an official recall on both the Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cups. If you received one of these tainted prosthetic hips, then you should contact our hip replacement attorneys. The recall of these artificial hips was made official in January of, 2008 when patients began reporting chronic pain, broken and migrating hip replacement parts, loosening cups, and grinding and crunching problems. The recall was made official when unsanitary conditions were found at another one of the Stryker Corporation’s manufacturing plants. The large number of reported problems with their replacement hips pointed to the fact that Stryker did not properly test their products. The problems with these artificial hips required some patients to undergo more costly and painful surgeries.
Many patients had their trust betrayed by the Stryker Corporation’s incompetence. If you are one of the many patients who received a Trident Acetabular PSL Cup or a Trident Hemispherical Cup, and experienced chronic pain, broken parts, migrating parts, grinding or any other symptoms that caused you pain and suffering, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Patients who had their hips surgically replaced with one of the previously mentioned recalled artificial hips should contact hip implant attorneys, especially if tragic complications arose from the carelessness of the Stryker Corporation, leaving you requiring more painful surgeries.
Hip implant attorneys specialize in cases where the prosthetic hip manufacturer is to blame for causing unnecessary and avoidable pain to patients. Hip replacement surgery is painful enough and patients should not have to undergo additional surgeries to correct a problem caused by negligence by the manufacture.
If you, or someone you know, received a prosthetic hip replacement that was recalled by the Stryker Corporation, then you may be entitled to compensation. Patients who had to undergo any additional surgeries should contact our hip implant attorneys for additional information on what benefits they may be entitled to receive. Please contact our hip implant attorneys to receive the information and help needed to provide you with the best possible legal resolution of your case.
Corporations specializing in prosthetic hip replacements have an obligation to have patient’s safety and overall well-being in mind. The Stryker Corporation failed to satisfy the FDA’s general safety requirements, leaving many innocent patients with infections. They also failed to properly test their prosthetic hips before they distributed them on a mass scale to trusting doctors. If you or a loved one suffered unnecessary pain because of the Stryker Corporation’s huge error then it is absolutely imperative that you contact our hip implant attorneys as soon as possible to make sure your family gets justice for the wrong that has been done.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 6, 2012 - Stryker has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems.
"While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action," said Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager, Hip Reconstruction.
Stryker Orthopaedics’ decision to voluntarily remove Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems and terminate global distribution of these products comes after continued post-market surveillance. The post-market surveillance data may be predictive of a trend. "Following this action, we will work with the medical community to better understand this matter as we continue to evaluate the data," said Simpson.
Stryker has notified healthcare professionals and regulatory bodies of this voluntary recall. Patients who received a Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II modular-neck stem are encouraged to contact their surgeon. Patients uncertain if they have one of these products implanted should contact their surgeon or consult their medical records.