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Judge Establishes June Deadline to File Claims Against Stryker Corp

June 11th, 2015

Stryker Corp announced a major settlement agreement with thousands of former patients back in November of 2014, which could end up costing the company upwards of $1 Billion in pay-outs.

A U.S District Judge in Atlanta, Georgia, announced on Monday, May 11 of 2015 that additional patients seeking damages against Stryker for their hip revision surgeries had 45 days to file a claim.

June 25, 2015 Deadline to File a Claim Against Styrker Corporation
This ruling set Thursday, June 25th as the deadline to file a claim against Stryker Corp.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms as a result of a Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant, it is not too late to seek the justice you deserve.

Stryker Corporation is an industry leader in the field of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, but the company has come under increased scrutiny over the last several years due to dangerous product defects with their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Replacement Systems.

These hip replacement models, both of which are manufactured using metallic compounds including titanium, chromium and cobalt, were recalled in July of 2012 after thousands of patients came forward after suffering from similar complications.

It is now widely established that the design of the Stryker metal-on-metal hip replacement systems was inherently flawed. Rather than increasing the mobility and durability of hip replacement models as promised, the metal in these artificial joints actually corrodes quickly, releasing dangerous toxins into the surrounding bone and tissues following surgery. This process leads to a condition known as Metallosis, which can cause symptoms including:

  • Tissue Death
  • Bone Deterioration
  • Chromium and Cobalt Poisoning
  • Joint Swelling and Pain
  • Pseudotumors

Thousands of patients that received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular Hip Replacement system were forced to undergo painful and dangerous revision surgeries to undo the damage done by these defective products. Following the corporation’s major product recall in July of 2012, hundreds of thousands of former patients have come forward to seek damages against the corporation for their advertising of this defective and dangerous product.

What was marketed as a more modern and effective alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery actually ended up becoming a painful and life-altering ordeal for many patients.

Call The Yost Legal Group right away at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation. When you call, one of our experienced Baltimore Product Liability and Medical Malpractice attorneys will review the details of your case from start to finish and help provide the answers you seek.

Trunnionosis—Once Again, Proof That Metal and Hips Don’t Mix Metal Hip Side Effects

Thirty years ago, trunnionosis surfaced as a diagnosis to characterize corrosion and wear occurring in hip replacements at the head-neck interface that connects with the thigh bone (femur). Historically, orthopedic surgeons often found corrosion or wear associated with hip implant failures in the area of the hip bone (acetabulum), but not the femur. More recently, however, doctors are frequently finding hip failures resulting from trunnionosis occurring at the femoral head-neck junction of the device. Statistics…

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Metal on Metal Hip Replacements Linked to Serious Neurological Side Effects X-Ray of hip implant

A 2017 Health Watch study reported that elevated blood metal levels from metal-on-metal hip replacements are toxic to the brain. The findings of this research confirm an alarming and previously unknown risk of metal-on-metal hip replacements known as Arthroplasty Cobalt Encephalopathy (ACE).  This condition includes a number of serious neurological side effects, including mood swings, tremors, fatigue, balance issues, vision and hearing loss, as well as other cognitive problems. Since the introduction of metal-on-metal hip…

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Stryker LFIT V40 Update

In August 2016, Stryker recalled its LFIT V40 femoral head hip implant based on higher than expected taper failure rates.  A taper lock failure occurs when the femoral head of the hip implant comes loose from the stem of the hip implant. Many people implanted with this faulty device suffer from severe pain, inflammation, loss of bone strength and mobility, and difficulty in walking. In some cases, excessive metal debris from the components causes an…

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Another Stryker Hip Recall: LFIT V40

The reputation of medical device manufacturer Stryker Corporation has been called into question in the past, after having to recall two of its metal hip replacement systems in 2012. More recently, the company once again faces criticism and outrage for its negligence in distributing yet another defectively designed hip replacement system. On August 29, 2016, Stryker sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification Letter to all surgeons who implanted the LFIT V40 femoral head as…

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