Illinois Class Action Lawyers
Since Styker Orthopedics announced that it was recalling its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant Systems and discontinuing global production of the implant systems, countless lawsuits have been filed against the company with possible class action lawsuits in the works. The Stryker hip implants were recalled due to risks of corrosion and fretting, which can damage or injure surrounding tissues. Patients whose hip implants have experienced corrosion and/or fretting may suffer pain and/or swelling at the local joint site.
Ankin Law Office, LLC focuses on protecting the victims of defective products in individual product liability lawsuits and class action lawsuits, including claims based on defective hip implants. If you have received one of the recalled Stryker hip implants, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago hip implant lawyers.
Problems Associated with Stryker Hip Implant
Stryker recalled both of these hip implant systems because the metal of the neck and stem can corrode, causing toxic metal ions to be released into the body. Patients have been known to suffer the following symptoms:
- Tissue damage
- Severe pain
- Metal poisoning (metallosis from chromium and cobalt)
- Tissue death (necrosis)
- Bone damage
- Gait issues
- Osteolysis (dissolving bone loss)
- Allergic reactions
Subsequent corrective surgery is often required to remove and replace the recalled Stryker hip implant.
What to Do If You Have Received One of the Recalled Hip Implants
Patients who have received the recalled Styker hip implants should consult with their doctor immediately. If you are uncertain about whether you have one of the recalled products implant, you should also contact your doctor or consult your medical records.
If you suspect that your hip implant system is causing medical problems, such as swelling or pain, you should see your doctor immediately. You may also wish to consult with a skilled hip implant attorney as you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, in a product liability or class action lawsuit.
A class action lawsuit is one in which there are a large number of plaintiffs bringing similar claims. If you have been injured as a result of the Stryker hip implant, it may be difficult to fight pursue individual legal action, in which case a class action lawsuit may be appropriate. If the representative class of plaintiffs is successful in its class action lawsuit, all plaintiffs may be entitled to compensatory damages (such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages), as well as punitive damages (which are meant to punish the defendant for its wrongdoing).
If you have a potential class action lawsuit, the Chicago hip implant attorneys at Ankin Law Office can help you begin the process. Contact the Chicago product liability lawyers at Ankin Law Offices, LLC to learn more about the Stryker hip implant recall.