Stryker Hip Implants Lawsuits Settlements Recalls
A hip implant requires a major surgery; it is not a procedure that is undertaken lightly. Once the natural bone is removed, there is no turning back. Doctors may recommend several alternatives before finally approving a patient for this surgery. Patients who do qualify for this option are desperate for relief from pain arising from various causes, including rheumatoid arthritis, injury or illness.
FDA Recalls Various Stryker Hip Systems
Unfortunately, many patients with Stryker hip implants did not find the relief they were hoping for. Beginning in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued various recalls for different Stryker hip systems. The manufacturer is now the subject of various mass tort and class action lawsuits, alleging that several of its metal-on-metal systems have caused a host of serious side effects, including pain, toxicity reactions, inflammation, and other complications.
If you are unsure whether you have a Stryker hip system, contact your doctor for your medical records. Your doctor will have recorded the specific device used in your procedure.
What Are My Legal Rights?
If your implant is a Stryker hip system, we recommend consulting our office to discuss your legal options. Even if you are not yet experiencing pain, it is important to understand how to safeguard your health. At Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law, our experienced lawyers are committed to proactive legal strategies. Contact us at 540.342.2000 to arrange a free consultation with an attorney.