A husband and wife have filed a lawsuit against the Stryker Corporation and others, alleging that defects in their Stryker hip implant device caused the man to develop complications after undergoing hip replacement surgery, including tissue damage from corroded metal parts. With the help of a Stryker hip implant lawyer, the couple is seeking compensation for various financial losses and pain and suffering as a result of the complications allegedly associated with the hip implant procedure.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker hip replacement and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group 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.
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Plaintiff Alleges Hip Implant Began Eroding Shortly After Surgery
The plaintiffs are seeking damages from Stryker Orthopedics, Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation, and Stryker Ireland Limited. According to The Madison County Record, the lawsuit alleges that the metal implant device used in the husband’s procedure was defective and began eroding within months of the hip replacement surgery. As a result, the man suffered significant pain, income loss and incurred costly medical expenses.
The lawsuit, filed in September 2015, alleges that the defective nature of the implant device first became apparent six months after the hip replacement surgery, when the man began experiencing pain that was significant enough to require hospitalization. Doctors determined that contact between the metal components of the hip implant had resulted in corrosion and deterioration, allowing metal fragments to move into the surrounding tissue. The couple contends that it was this flaw in the hip implant device that caused the injuries and suffering, the website reported.
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
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 a hip replacement attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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