Stryker Modular- Neck Stem Hip Implant Recalls
Residents in nursing Homes may have hip problems that require their hip to be replaced altogether. Hip implants usually help elderly people to be able to move around and help to maintain their quality of life. However, some hip implants such as the Stryker Modular- Neck Stem Hip Implants cause elderly people more pain and problems. These problems may lead to additional surgeries to replace the defective implant. If an elderly person needs more surgery, this surgery can often lead to a decline in their health or additional health problems for them in the future. If someone you love has suffered pain and problems due to the Stryker hip implants or needed additional surgery to correct the problem, you should speak with a Kentucky nursing home and defective products lawyer right away. They will make sure you receive the compensation you need for what you have been through.What are some of Issues linked to Stryker Modular- Neck Stem Hip Implants?
Beginning in July of 2012, Stryker Orthopedics decided to voluntarily recall their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem implants due to safety concerns. Following this recall in and since January of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration has been notified of forty-five claims about problems with the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem implants.
The Stryker Company has had problems with their Accolade femoral stem implants having defects and recalled these implants in April of 2012.
The Stryker Modular- Neck Stem Hip Implants use a metal to metal design which can create friction when these implants are moved and this can cause corrosion which then may lead to metal pieces breaking off and releasing toxins into the blood stream. Some of the issues linked with these implants may include but are not limited to:
- Severe pain
- Swelling or inflammation
- Destruction of tissues
- Metal poisoning
- Bone damage
- Evaluated risks of implants failing
These and other problems linked to these hip implants have led to many people requiring additional surgery to fix or even replace the implant.How can a Kentucky Nursing Home and Defective Product Attorney help with my Case?
Kentucky nursing home patients rely on hip implants and other devices to function in their daily lives. However, if their implant is defective this can cause them more problems and pain. If someone you care for has received a Stryker Modular- Neck Stem Hip Implant and then experienced severe pain and problems or additional surgery was needed to fix the problem, then we strongly advise that you contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Kentucky Nursing Home and Defective Product attorneys with the Higgins Firm immediately. We will review your claim and work with you to see that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for the pain you have suffered.
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