Knowledgeable Stryker Hip Implant Recall Lawyers in Oklahoma City
Helping you take action after an injury due to a defective medical device
At the law firm of Cunningham & Mears, we’re dedicated to helping people injured by defective medical products, including the highly dangerous Stryker hip implant. These devices have been recalled for causing a variety of issues in patients, and we’re here to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Turn to us when you need an Oklahoma City attorney to advocate diligently on your behalf.
Understanding hip replacement recalls
Hip replacement surgery is a difficult procedure to endure, but it can be made much worse when you find that the medical device in your body has been recalled and may be causing you more harm than good. The recent recall by Stryker Orthopaedics of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip replacement systems stems from the products causing the following issues:
- Revision surgeries: More patients have needed to have a second surgery after receiving these hip replacement systems than those who received similar hip replacement products.
- Metal-on-metal components: Metal-on-metal mechanisms cause friction, which can result in metallosis — metal ions being released into the surrounding bone and tissue.
- Fretting and corrosion: These complications may cause an adverse local tissue reaction and/or pain and swelling around the hip.
Unlike the majority of product recalls, a hip replacement is not a matter of simply returning your product to the manufacturer. The process to remove one of these devices is painful, costly and invasive. If you are suffering from the causes of the Stryker hip replacement recall and related medical issues, you may be able to pursue a products liability lawsuit.
Claims involving medical devices
For a successful claim, you need to prove that the device injured you, that it was defectively designed, manufactured or marketed, and that the defect was the cause of the injury. In the case of the Stryker hip replacement recall, the second point has already been proven for you.
When it comes to medical devices, there are a number of items for which the manufacturer is responsible. With a recall, the manufacturer is responsible for all foreseeable risks when a product is found to be dangerous or defective. This is especially important for victims of the Stryker hip replacement products, because the devices saw such high early failure rates, yet were still approved for sale through the Food & Drug Administration’s 510(K) medical device approval process. Although this process is intended to facilitate the release of products similar to existing devices on the market, it does not require premarket testing. As a victim, you should not have to suffer due to this loophole.
Work with an experienced personal injury attorney
To get what you need after an injury related to a Stryker hip implant, call on Cunningham & Mears today. Set up your free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling 405-232-1212. We’re happy to meet with you to discuss your case and outline your legal options.