Alabama Stryker Rejuvenate attorneys note a lawsuit filed on January 5, 2015, against Stryker Orthopaedics by an Alabama couple who claim serious injury due to the flawed design of the Rejuvenate hip replacement. This Stryker hip replacement lawsuit comes as Stryker agreed to pay $1.4 billion in 2014, to resolve cases in Minnesota and New Jersey.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Stryker hip replacement attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
Lawsuit: Hip Replacement Leads to Metal Poisoning
One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit also allege that he was poisoned by flakes of metal that came off the implanted device. Blood tests that he had taken after the failure of the implant showed symptoms of metallosis, or large levels of chromium and cobalt in the bloodstream.
In the lawsuit the plaintiffs assert that they:
- suffered serious injuries due to the flawed design of the Rejuvenate hip replacement.
- could not have known that the Rejuvenate device would cause serious injury prior to the product being recalled.
- could not have known they were at risk of suffering from serious levels of chromium and cobalt in their bloodstreams (metallosis) because of the flawed design of the Rejuvenate hip replacement device.
Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by metal-on-metal hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility
- The permanency of the injury
If a loved one dies after complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one.
Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of an Alabama hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you have been injured by a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Attorney Group for Alabama. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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