Fort Myers Medical Device Lawyer Helping Persons Injured by Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implants Obtain Damages
A hip implant can give you a new lease on life, perhaps minimizing pain or giving you greater mobility and independence. Alarmingly, however, your Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant may be defective and lead to painful and debilitating side effects and possibly to the need for additional surgeries. If you or someone you love is suffering because of a Stryker implant, it is imperative to speak with a Fort Myers medical device lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. has represented patients injured by medical devices for more than 20 years. We have the knowledge and trial experience necessary to succeed in a complicated medical device liability litigation. Our attorney is Florida Board Certified in civil trial law and has earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious organization comprising lawyers who have recovered seven-figure verdicts and settlements. If you are experiencing difficulties with your Stryker implant, our lawyers can help you recover the damages you are entitled to.
What Is the Problem With the Stryker Hip?
The Stryker hip implant is a metal-on-metal hip prosthesis. Over time, the medical device wears down and can begin to shred tiny fragments of metal, which then can damage the surrounding bone, nerves, muscles and tissue. The metal fragments contain cobalt and chromium that may enter the bloodstream and poison the entire body.
What Complications May Result From the Defective Stryker Implants?
Stryker marketed their Rejuvenate hip as being highly durable mechanisms that would last for decades. Instead, many patients experienced implant failure within two years of their surgery, resulting in:
- Bone fractures
- Degenerative bone disease
- Damage to muscles, nerves and tissue
- Severe pain and discomfort
- Squeaking noises
- Implant loosening
- Blood poisoning
What Does the Stryker Recall Mean to You?
Stryker issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant. If you have one of these hips, Stryker corporation will reimburse you for testing, treatment and revisions surgery, as well as other out of pocket expenses related to your implant defect. Diagnostic testing might include blood tests, x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasound imaging to determine whether corrosion has begun at the implant site, the device has damaged tissue or metal fragments have entered your bloodstream.
We recommend discussing your concerns with your doctor. If you do not know whether your hip implant is under recall, ask your doctor for more information and obtain the tests and treatment you need. We also recommend consulting with legal counsel before you agree to payments from the Stryker company to avoid waiving your rights to sue as an individual or a class. Our firm will schedule an immediate meeting with you to advise you of your rights to compensation under the recall.
Recover Damages for Injuries Resulting From a Defective Stryker Implant With the Help of Our Fort Myers Medical Device Lawyer
Consult with Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. about your rights to recover from Stryker for injuries caused by your defective hip implant. To learn more about your rights, call us at (888) 477-4839 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our Fort Myers medical device lawyer as soon as practicable. Our firm represents injured patients in jurisdictions throughout Southwest Florida, including in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.