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Our hip replacement lawyers have already won millions for patients whose hip replacement implants failed. Settlement amounts for patients who have Stryker brand ABG II and Rejuvinate Modular Hip Stems have been $300,000 per removed failed device.
There are now reports of additional models of Stryker hip replacements failing at higher than typical rates.
Stryker hip implant components that have been subject to recalls, complaints and lawsuits include:
- LFIT V40 femoral heads used in the following:
- Accolade TMZF
- Accolade 2
- Rejuvenate Modular Hip Stems
- ABG II hip implants
Do I have a Hip Implant Claim?
If you have one of these Stryker hip replacement components, you could have a case. Damages can include compensation for lost earnings, medical bills, pain and suffering and expected costs in the future.
Attorneys Eric Hageman and David Szerlag have won millions for clients who had to have revision surgery because of a failed Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement implant. To contact Eric and David, submit the form on this page or call our law firm at 1-888-377-8900.
Why have these Stryker Hip Implants had Problems?
These Stryker models used a combination of metal-on-metal designs and customized modular systems that can lead to damage at the implant site and in surrounding tissue. Metal-on-metal designs have had a significantly higher incidence of complications that can lead to pain, health issues from metal poisoning, and even joint failure. Specific types of damage can include:
- Metallosis – Metal poisoning from very tiny pieces of metal wearing off and getting in the surrounding tissue and circulating throughout the body
- Necrosis – The death of tissue surrounding the implant site
- Osteolysis – Bone around the implant site growing weak or disappearing
- Inflammation – swelling around the implant site, often leading to pain and difficulty moving the joint
- Joint Wear – premature failure of the joint
- Implant Loosening – the implant begins to shift out of the bone
- Joint Failure – the joint entirely looses it’s ability to function correctly
Our lawyers have won money for people who had to undergo revision surgery because of a bad hip implant. You can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or click here now to discuss a lawsuit against Stryker. We are not paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to pay any money up front to file the lawsuit.
LIFT V40 Femoral Head Recall Lawsuit
Attorneys Eric Hageman and David Szerlag are providing free consultations to patients who had total hip replacement (arthroplasy) using a Accolade™ stem with a LIFT™ Anatomic CoCr V40™ Femoral Head. If you have had revision surgery because your hip replacement implants failed, you may have the right to sue for compensation and thereby hold the company accountable.
Recent medical research looked at cases where patients needed revision surgery to replace the cobalt-chromium femoral head with a ceramic head:
- “Black debris at the head-neck junction was identified in all patients.”
- “Synovial tissue hypertrophy [joint swelling] and necrotic periarticular debris [dead tissue around the joint] were seen in all patients.”
- One had a psuedotumer [non-cancerous growth that causes severe pain].
Tissue and bone damage in the patients was caused by cobalt and chromium poisoning (metallosis), according to the researchers. The metallosis was the result of corrosion and fretting/micro-movement at the junction of the femoral head and the stem, called the neck:
“Corrosion at the tapered head-neck junction of a monolithic titanium alloy femoral component [like the Accolade] and modular cobalt-chromium femoral head can result in elevated serum metal ion levels and adverse local tissue reaction, leading to failure of the MoP THA [metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasy].”
The femoral head in these cases was made with cobalt and chromium. Patients involved in this study who had revision surgery had increased levels of cobalt and chromium, primarily cobalt.
The citation for the article detailing the findings of the study is as follows: Manthe, Megan, et al. “Trunnion Corrosion causing Failure in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty with Monolithic Femoral Components.” Reconstructive Review 6.1 (2016).
To date, there has not been a recall of the Accolade V40. This does not preclude a lawsuit seeking compensation for pain and suffering, surgery and hospital bills, lost wages due to time unable to work, and other damages. Recovery time for revision surgery can be longer than the initial total hip replacement surgery, and the outcome may not be as favorable.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall
PLEASE NOTE: Time is running out to file a lawsuit and get money for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income.
The Rejuvenate and ABG II recall was issued because corrosion and fretting of the product caused cobalt and chromium to damage tissue and bone around the hip joint. Many of our clients had revision surgery, and most of our clients have obtained a settlement payout.
In 2014, Stryker Corporation agreed to pay a $300,000 base amount per removed failed device as well as significant enhanced compensation for those who suffered additional surgeries or other post operative complications. This first wave of settlements exceeded $1 billion dollars, with payments beginning in the summer of 2015.
A second wave of settlements began in 2017 and is continuing into 2018, but you need to contact our law firm with the form above as soon as possible to get a payout.
In July of 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled the following Rejuvenate hip replacement implants: ABGII Modular Stems, ABGII Modular Necks, Rejuvenate Modular Neck and Stem components (collectively referred to as Rejuvenate). The company recalled these products because they can corrode and cause metallosis from chromium and cobalt ions leaching into the blood and tissue around the implanted products.
The chromium and cobalt poisoning can lead to tissue and bone necrosis (death). When this happens, the Rejuvenate products need to be removed and replaced. This is called revision surgery, and it is particularly dangerous with the Rejuvenate stems because they have to be removed from the femur, where they were implanted.
“Our clients suffered irreparable harm from these defective hip replacement parts,” said attorney David Szerlag. “The products implanted to prevent pain caused more pain. Tissue and bones that were healthy are now dead or severely damaged, making it impossible for the revision hip replacement to fully restore function and prevent pain.”
Attorneys Eric Hageman and David Szerlag aggressively pursued compensation for our clients, including the following:
- Economic damages. Compensation for monetary losses such as past and future medical expenses, loss of past and future earnings, loss of employment or business opportunities.
- Non-economic damages. Compensation for subjective, non-monetary losses such as pain, suffering, inconvenience, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Punitive damages. Damages awarded for the purpose of punishing a party for intentional or reckless behavior or actions motivated by malice.
Eric and David won millions for their clients in the first wave of settlements and are working to get compensation for clients in the second wave.
Rejuvenate and ABGII News
Patients who had a Reguvenate or ABG II modular-neck implant and underwent revision surgery after November 2014 may still have the right to sue for compensation. Please note that time is running out to file a lawsuit and get money for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income.
Several of our clients were able to get settlement payouts from the company as part of the $1.4 billion settlement agreed to in December of 2014, with distributions starting in the summer of 2015. The base settlement amounts for these patients was $300,000 per removed failed device. We are anticipating a second wave of Rejuvenate and ABGII settlements in 2017. If you are a patient who had a Stryker Reguvenate or ABG II modular-neck implant and underwent revision surgery, you need to contact our law firm.
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