Stryker Hip Recall

Do you (or does someone you know) have a Stryker hip implant? Have you been experiencing pain, instability, swelling, or any other side effects that you suspect may be related to your implant? If so, please contact our Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys for a free claim evaluation.
Stryker Corporation has issued recalls for three different hip implant devices on two different occasions:

  • On July 6, 2012, Stryker recalled its new Rejuvenate and ABGII modular-neck hip implant systems for concerns about corrosion and “fretting” at the modular-neck junction, which can cause the tissue around the hip implant to swell.
  • On January 22, 2008, Stryker recalled the Trident Acetabular Cup System and the Trident Hemispherical Cup System because of functionality and fixation problems that were causing bone fractures, instability, and many other painful problems for patients.

The 2008 Stryker Hip Recall: Stryker Trident Hip Implant System

Stryker’s Trident hip implant was a ceramic-on-ceramic device designed to lessen the amount of implant wear, especially compared to metal-on-metal or plastic-on metal implants. The design was FDA-approved in 2003, but just two years later, Stryker began to receive complaints about functional failures with the Trident, as well as poor fixation with certain implant components.

The FDA issued two warning letters in 2007 to Stryker after inspecting its Ireland and New Jersey manufacturing facilities. At both locations, the FDA discovered that Stryker did not conform to safe manufacturing practices for production, packing, storage, and installation. Stryker also did not have adequate procedures in place for repairing their products and analyzing the devices’ inherent risks.

Finally, on January 22nd, 2008, Stryker announced a recall of the Trident Acetabular Cup System and Hemispherical Cup Systems.

The 2012 Stryker Hip Recall: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Systems

In June 2008, Stryker seemed to be on the rebound with FDA approval of the new Rejuvenate Modular hip implant design. Several related systems, including the ABGII, were launched later and marketed as superior because of their flexible design, which enabled doctors to create a customized, adjustable fit.

Unfortunately, both of these metal-on-metal hip implants were also fraught with problems, including corrosion and “fretting,” which can cause the tissue around the hip implant to swell up and inflict chronic pain.

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been the subject of many concerns lately. In fact, in June 2012, the FDA convened a meeting to discuss guidelines for monitoring the half-million-plus Americans who currently have metal-on-metal hip implants. According to the panel members, there is growing evidence that metal-on-metal hip implants can break down early, exposing patients to potentially dangerous metallic particles.

To make matters more complicated, the adjustable, personalized nature of these implants makes revision surgery difficult, leaving patients with a more intensive recovery period and no guarantee they will have the same level of mobility as they did before.

If you have been experiencing pain or functional problems with your Stryker hip implant, make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty, & Proctor, P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Stryker hip recall attorneys.

Stryker Hip Recall: Know Your Rights

Stryker’s defective hip implants have been under fire for years for their poor quality control and the company’s failure to analyze risks. Unsafe manufacturing practices led to several FDA warnings before the first Stryker hip recall even happened.

Each hip implant has been recalled for different reasons, which are outlined below. If you have been experiencing pain, premature loosening, bone fractures, or any level of hip implant failure, you deserve compensation for Stryker’s negligence. If you aren’t sure which type of Stryker hip implant you received during your surgery, ask your surgeon or call us at Levin, Papantonio for a FREE case evaluation.

The law firm of Levin Papantonio has attorneys experienced with Stryker hip recalls.  We have the resources not only to thoroughly evaluate your case, but to also aggressively litigate your hip implant recall claim against Stryker.

Patients shouldn’t have to suffer because of Stryker’s negligent manufacturing and testing procedures. If you have had a Stryker hip implant surgery, and are currently experiencing problems with your implant, the experienced Stryker hip recall attorneys at Levin Papantonio. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Symptoms of Stryker Hip Implant Problems

All three of the recalled Stryker hip implant systems have been linked a wide range of medical problems, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Swelling
  • Immobility
  • Bone loss
  • Bone fractures
  • Bone chipping
  • Instability
  • Squeaking and popping sounds
  • Coablt and chromium toxicity

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Implant failure

Even if you aren’t currently experiencing problems with your Stryker hip implants, issues could easily develop later, which is why it’s so important for you to know your rights. Explore our website to learn more about the history of the Stryker hip recalls, and why filing a Stryker hip implant lawsuit is important.

Free Case Evaluation

If pain, swelling, immobility, or other hip implant problems are currently affecting you, please contact Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty, & Proctor, P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Stryker hip recall lawyers. We can help you pursue the compensation you need, and the justice you deserve.