A Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit filed on July 2015, alleges a woman suffered serious injuries after undergoing hip implant surgery. The lawsuit also alleges that excessive levels of cobalt and chromium in the hip implant device caused her further pain and discomfort, Stryker Rejuvenate attorneys note.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker Rejuvenate 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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Lawsuit: Hip Replacement Lead to Severe Pain
According to beckersspine.com, the plaintiff was implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate prosthesis in her right hip on August 2010. By 2015, she was suffering from severe pain and discomfort. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff showed symptoms of metallosis, or large levels of chromium and cobalt in the bloodstream. This occurs when flakes of metal come off the hip implant and enter the bloodstream. The plaintiff claims that this event caused her further pain and suffering.
Stryker initiated a voluntary recall of their Rejuvenate device in June 2012. The company recalled the system due to the potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction which may result in adverse local tissue reactions, as well as possible pain and/or swelling at or around the hip, the website reported.
The plaintiff is seeking a jury trial, compensatory damages, all applicable statutory damages as well as attorney fees and costs.
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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