Published February 22, 2013 by Bloomberg
02/22/2013 Stryker Corporation Currently faces a large number of Styker Hip Lawsuit Cases. Stryker Corporation, a major manufacturer of medical devices and surgical implants issued a recall on its ABG III and Rejuvnate Metal on Metal hip implants in a 2012 Styker Hip Recall. The original recall was due to him implant complications related to these devices causing pain and other injury.
Many patients who received Stryker Hip Implants required second or revision surgery to correct problems with the original implant. The problems that led to the Stryker Hip Implant recall have resulted in the filing of a large number of Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits. If you or a family member received a Stryker Hip Replacement Implant and later required a second surgery, please contact us for information on filing a Stryker Hip Lawsuit.
New Claims in Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit
A new issue have arisen since the recall of the ABG III and the Rejuvenate Stryker Hip Implant Recall. The new issue with Metal on Metal hip implants not only affects Stryker Hip Implants, but also effects many brands of hip implants made by numerous manufacturers. The new issues causing serious health problems for metal on metal hip implant recipients is due to a condition called Metallosis. Metallosis has been linked a number of metal on medical hip implants.
In the case of Metal on Metal Hip Implants, Metallosis occurs when metal particles or ions break away from the metal on metal hip implant and migrate to the tissue around the implant. Once these metal particles are in body tissue, they can also migrate into the blood stream. This new metal on metal hip complication has led to potential additional claims in Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits.
Styker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settlements
Although there are many brands of hip replacements currently facing lawsuits, it is unclear at this time if Stryker will offer settlements to Plaintiffs in Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit cases. In the majority of medical device cases, the manufacturer does eventually elect to offer settlements versus facing a large number of trials however, it is premature to predict what settlement offers Stryker may make or when they may make them.