Stryker Corp, a major manufacturer of artificial hip implants, announced on Monday, November 3rd, that it has reached a settlement agreement with the thousands of patients that were harmed by their all-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II hip-replacement models.
Stryker, a subsidiary of the DePuy division of Johnson & Johnson, originally recalled these models in July of 2012, citing numerous complaints by patients and medical professionals alike that the metal-on-metal construction caused serious complications. In almost all cases, the all-metal artificial joints corroded quickly, causing inflammation in the tissue surrounding the implants, as well as elevated levels of dangerous metals in the blood.
The settlement deal will cost Stryker over 1 billion dollars, making this agreement one of the largest sums paid by an implant manufacturer in the last year. An estimated 250,000 hip replacement procedures take place around the country every year, and metal-on-metal devices once accounted for nearly two out of every three of these procedures.
This number has plummeted since the original Stryker recall, with physicians now recommending hip replacement devices that use a combination of plastic, ceramic, and metal materials.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications after a hip implant surgery or if you required revision surgery due to a Stryker hip implant or any other malfunctioning piece of medical equipment, contact the Tulsa Oklahoma Personal Injury attorneys of Graves McLain (Representing Stryker Hip patients across the country).
Graves McLain Stryker Hip Implant Defective Product attorneys have successfully defended the rights of patients that were harmed by these defective hip implants. We have achieved excellent results for many clients that we have defended against big corporations like this and we can help you too.
It is important to have an experienced attorney representing you in a defective product case such as Stryker Hip. Graves McLain will work hard to secure you the maximum recovery.
Medical devices are designed to reduce pain and increase mobility and longevity. When these procedures instead cause pain, complications, and unforeseen expenses, contact the caring defective product and medical malpractice attorneys at Graves McLain for help.
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My orthopedic doctor recommended Graves McLain Injury Lawyers, PLLC, to me following the need for revision hip surgery due to a hip from Stryker that was putting poison into my system. The doctor took care of the hip, and Graves McLain Injury Lawyers, PLLC, took care of the legal case. They were very thorough, professional, courteous, and always ready to answer the questions I had throughout the length of the case. In a word, the entire office is fantastic. I’m sure they were tired of my inquiries on the case’s progress, but they did not show it. They were always willing to respond and were very positive. If I ever have a claim in the future, they will be the first group to whom I reach out.