Manufacturers of medical devices have an obligation to ensure the safety of their products. The effects of a faulty device can be devastating. Companies that fail in their duty to keep patients safe must be held fully accountable.
If you received a hip replacement from the Stryker Orthopedics Corporation, you could be entitled to compensation. Their Stryker Rejeuvenate and ABG-11 modular-neck hip systems were recalled as a result of their harmful effects on many patients, including:
- Difficulty Walking
- Squeaky Hips
- General Discomfort
These side effects are a result of potential metallosis, or metal ion poisoning from small particles of metal rubbing against one another. The Stryker hips are made entirely of metal, which fragments when rubbed together.
Although an average hip replacement can last for 15 years or more, Stryker patients are seeing complications as soon as 5 years or less past their surgery. Over 20,000 patients have received Stryker hips and now stand at risk.
If you or a loved one has suffered the effects of these defective hip replacements, contact the experienced, concerned attorneys at The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529). We will work hard to get to the truth and see that justice is served.
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