Stryker Hip Implants
Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically replaces a worn and painful hip joint with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. The procedure is intended to relieve joint pain, restore range of motion and make walking easier.
However, in July of 2012, Stryker Corporation recalled their ABG II and Rejuvenate lines of hip implants due to multiple product issues. In addition to having an exceedingly short lifespan, metal-on-metal components in the devices were found to cause the build-up of metal shards in surrounding bone and tissue, often resulted in a condition known as metallosis (metal poisoning).
Side effects associated with the ABG II and Rejuvenate lines of Stryker hip implants include: Nerve and tissue damage, limited mobility, intense pain and/or tissue necrosis in the area surrounding the implant. These are serious issues that may require replacement surgery and cause high levels of toxic metal ions to enter the bloodstream and spread through the body.
At Chenkin Law Firm, we are committed to helping those who have suffered injuries and complications from defective hip implants. We know how much pain and suffering this can cause, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve by taking aggressive action against the companies responsible for these damaging devices.
To learn more and schedule a free consultation, contact our offices today at (800) 721-7472.