Thousands of patients have experienced complications from a Stryker hip implant and have filed lawsuits after suffering through intense pain and revision surgery. Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade TMZF modular-neck hip stems after the implants showed signs of corrosion and fretting. The company’s LFIT V40 Head is also speculated to cause the same issues.
Have you or a loved one suffered from complications to a Stryker hip device? You may be entitled to compensation. Call our Defective Hip Attorneys at (877) 285-7656 or fill out the form below for a complementary consultation.
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Stryker Hip Recalls
- Stryker Rejuvenate – Recalled June 2012 after findings that the device’s modular-neck junction was prone to fretting and corrosion mechanisms causing the release of metal ions into the bloodstream and surrounding hip tissue.
- Stryker Accolade TMZF – Recalled July 2009 because it’s metal-on-metal hip system was found to release metallic debris into the bloodstream.
- Stryker LFIT V40 – Recalled August 2016 when Stryker notified it’s implanting physicians of the “higher than expected” incidents of taper lock failure.
Stryker Hip Settlement Programs
Stryker settlement programs vary depending on the device and the patient’s situation. Below are the current settlement programs for defective Stryker hip implants:
Stryker Rejuvenate Settlement Program – Designed in 2013 to support individuals who have undergone revision surgery, providing a base award of $300,000 with additional enhancement awards for complications during revision surgery.
Stryker Accolade TMZF Settlement Program – 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.
Stryker LFIT V40 Settlement Program – Still in litigation. No settlement program announced yet.
Stryker Lawsuits Filed
Diane received two faulty implants in 2011 and moved forward with a claim against Stryker. High cobalt levels were found in her blood as well as pockets of fluid and dying tissue and bone surrounding her hip. This caused her bone to deteriorate and her femur to fracture during surgery.
Tracy had a painful revision surgery after her Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant failed. Sponer accused Stryker of ‘negligence & wantonness’ and demanded compensation for her permanent injury.
Mern Direnzo had the Stryker Accolade nad LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head implanted in 2009. Her blood tests returned high levels of metal ions, instigating her to undergo revision surgery to remove the devices and move forward with a claim against Stryker.
Compensation For My Stryker Hip
Patients who received a Rejuvenate, ABG II or other Styker implant may suffer injuries. Medical device makers like Stryker have a duty to properly design their products and warn the public about any risks. The company recalled a number of its products, and it may have been too late for a number of people who received faulty implants. A qualified Stryker lawyer can protect your rights, help you find out if you have a claim and file a claim for compensation.
If you choose to file a lawsuit, you may be eligible for the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Compensatory damages
- Pain & suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
If you have undergone a hip replacement surgery and have been implanted with a defective Stryker medical device, you have likely heard about or received a letter outlining the nature of the different recalls. If you’re unsure which device you have in your hip, call us. Our Stryker Recall Lawyers can look into the details at no cost to you and see if you qualify for a claim.