Defective Stryker Hip Replacement Injury

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Attorneys

The Cape Cod defective hip replacement injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III understand just how painful and stressful it can be to undergo hip surgery and the rehabilitation process, only to find that the device that’s supposed to be making your life easier is actually causing you serious harm. We represent clients in cases related to the Stryker recalls, and we know how to help you seek the full amount of the legal damages to which you are entitled.

Defective Hip Replacement Products

When you undergo hip or other joint replacement surgery, you do it with the expectation that this invasive procedure will help ease your pain and improve your quality of life. Far too many patients wind up with shoddy and defective products in their bodies, however, including some that can make a person worse off than if he or she had just skipped the surgery altogether. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is tasked with preventing unsafe medical devices from coming to market, many slip past government regulators only to be recalled when their harmful effects are made clear due to the injuries they cause. But recalling a hip replacement device isn’t like recalling a car or a product shoppers can find on the shelves of their local grocery store. It requires at least one more invasive surgery.

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall

Stryker is one of the country’s major hip and joint replacement device makers. The company continues to market its wares openly, despite a previous recall and at least two stern warnings from FDA regulators. In June 2012, the company recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems due to what it called "fretting and/or corrosion" in the implant, which Stryker said could lead to tissue damage and hip pain and swelling. Other injuries caused by defective hip replacements include:

  • Hip dislocation
  • Thyroid or kidney issues
  • Difficulty walking
  • Broken, fractured bones
  • Staph infection following implant surgery

An investigation by the FDA has shown that Stryker was careless in manufacturing some of its joint replacement products and didn’t engage in the type of quality control measures – sufficient testing and clinical trials – necessary to ensure that the products were safe before selling them. Perhaps most shockingly, the government found staphylococcus bacteria throughout Stryker’s orthopedics manufacturing facility. The harmful bacteria could cause infection and even death to patients. Yet the company continues to deflect blame and has failed to take full responsibility for its disregard for patients. That leaves many of them forced to sue Stryker and other responsible parties in order to hold them liable for their careless conduct.

Defective Product Lawsuits in Massachusetts

Product manufacturers, designers, and sellers are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to ensure that their wares are safe for use. Federal regulatory agencies require manufacturers to perform certain product testing and to at least warn the public of any remaining hazards. Meanwhile, Massachusetts courts apply what’s called an “implied warranty of merchantability” to commercial transactions, under which the seller is automatically deemed to have promised that the product sold is in safe working order and will do what it is intended to do. When these companies fail to live up to their end of the bargain, injured consumers can potentially hold them liable for any damages caused.

How We Can Help You

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III we have more than 146 years of combined experience representing clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including those related to defective medical and other products. Our lawyers have represented thousands of clients over the years, obtaining individual recoveries in excess of $1 million, among other settlements. We know what juries look for in personal injury cases, and we understand how to build the most clear and convincing case on behalf of our clients. We also have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and keen insight into the strategies they often use to try to limit payouts. We Will Come to You

If you or a loved one has recently been injured as a result of faulty hip or joint replacement, our Massachusetts defective product lawyers are ready to help. We offer free consultations and we are happy to travel to you if you can't make it to our offices in Hyannis or Plymouth. We also don't charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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