If you or a loved one has undergone hip replacement surgery to replace the Stryker Accolade Stem, you may be eligible for a legal claim. The Accolade TMZF was recalled because of its metal-on-metal design. The stem, when implanted in conjunction with the L-Fit Anatomic V-40 Femoral Head, operates as a metal-on-metal hip implant system. Over time, the metal can fret and corrode, causing the metal components to shed cobalt and chromium ions into the surrounding hip tissue and bloodstream.
Metal Ion Toxicity from Stryker Implant
When this metal-on-metal hip system releases metallic debris into the bloodstream, it increases a patient’s risk for toxic levels of metal ions in the surrounding hip tissue and bloodstream, causing serious complications and/or death. Patients implanted with the Stryker Accolade TMZF stem have been known to develop elevated cobalt and chromium ion levels, pseudotumors, metallosis, tissue damage and fluid buildup within the hip. In the majority of cases, patients have to undergo complicated hip revision surgeries to replace the defective Stryker Accolade TMZF device with a safer hip implant.
Stryker Hip Lawsuit
The attorneys at Pope McGlamry hold extensive experience representing patients injured by the defectively designed Stryker Accolade TMZF stem. Originally, the device was marketed to surgeons in 2000. The alloy used to make the Stryker TMZF, as well as the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip systems, was developed by Stryker. They ceased use of this alloy at around the same time that the first recall on these products was announced. Claims brought by thousands of patients injured by the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip systems were recently resolved under the rubric of a $1.4 billion settlement agreement.
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If you or a loved one was injured by a malfunctioning Stryker Accolade Hip Implant device, please contact Pope McGlamry at (877) 285-7656 or submit a case evaluation online to schedule a complimentary legal consultation.
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