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Some patients with Stryker, DePuy, and other metal hip devices now require surgery to remove the defective device and install a new one. The procedure is referred to as a revision surgery.

Before you schedule a revisionary hip surgery, you may wish to consult with a hip recall attorney who can make arrangements to have the removed device stored and protected for future use in a lawsuit. Without preserving a defective hip device, there is no protocol in place to protect the hip and consequently, a valuable piece of evidence could be lost.

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Before you execute any legal document, it is important to thoroughly understand what you are signing and the legal implications. Some people have been given a ‘release’ to provide their hip manufacturer with medical records or for payment to resolve their case.

In either respect, it important for the individual to consult with an attorney who can review the document before it is executed. The Stryker hip recall attorneys at Drug Law Center are honored to review all releases and other documents without cost or obligation on your part.

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Unfortunately, a hip surgery revision accompanies several risks—including damage when doctors remove the old prosthetic. When doctors damage or fracture a bone during the hip removal process, the additional damage may require additional medical care or a longer recovery. Studies have shown that a sizable percentage of Stryker patients who require a revision surgery incur a fracture of the femur during the removal process.

While these events are painful and disheartening for the patient, they can generally be added to a patient claim or lawsuit for damages from the medical device manufacturer.

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The value of each Stryker case is very much dependent upon the circumstance of the individual and their specific injuries. Nonetheless, a person who has suffered injuries due to a defective medical device may receive compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
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No. Establishing a claim with Stryker (or any metal-on-metal hip manufacturer including DePuy) is not required by law in order to recover monetary damages. The claims handling process is usually very much skewed in favor of the company simply due to the fact that the manufacturer is entitled to set up the terms of the process.

In some cases, individuals have established claims with Stryker under the premise that the company would pay for some of their medical expenses. While this may appear to be a short-term help to the individual, most medical payments are offset from the compensation that a person would normally be entitled to. Put another way, most people are more likely to receive far more money for their injuries through a formal litigation process than through an informal claims evaluation system.

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Stryker has acknowledged that some people who receive this device have to have the device removed and replaced with another device before they would have otherwise needed a revision surgery.

People have reported various problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem, including:

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Even if you do not have complaints commonly associated with either the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem, you may still be entitled to legal damages from the manufacturer based upon the chance that you may incur these complications or even for medical monitoring over the life of your artificial hip.

Due to applicable statute of limitations related to all tort law cases, it is important that claims for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients be initiated as soon as feasible avoid any situation where such a case could be rejected by a court based upon the untimely filing.

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In the United States, most medical device companies do not keep a formal record as to who are recipients of their products. Since the initiation of the recall, many orthopedic surgeons (who do keep an inventory of their patients) have sent letters to their patients who have devices implicated by the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem recall.

However, even if you did not receive a notification from your physician or medical center where the surgery was performed—you may still have a device implicated by the recall. If you are unsure of the type of hip prosthesis that you have, you can contact the Stryker hip defect attorneys as Drug law Center to help determine if you are implicated by the recall.

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Unlike the popularized DePuy ASR hip replacement products that have been widely criticized in relation to an all-metal design (metal for the ball and socket), the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II is made of plastics, ceramics and metal to mimic the natural hip movement. However, the ABG II neck-stem joint still uses metal-on-metal parts to secure the hip in place.

Most problems with the Stryker ABG II Modular Hip System are believed to derive from the metal-on-metal connection which has been associated with a series of problems including:

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Stryker Cases Show Differences in CasesYes. A claim usually considered to be a private dispute administered by the manufacturer or their agent between the individual and the company involved. Auto insurance companies to dispose of relatively straightforward minor-injuries sustained in a car accident may use a ‘claims handling’ process. There are no formal rules or processes involved in claims handling process.

On the other hand, a lawsuit is a formal legal proceeding filed in a court that has jurisdiction to administer a dispute handling process and/or trial. Unlike a ‘claim’ related to a dispute, the initiation of a lawsuit is governed by specific rules, which specify how information is to be disclosed. Perhaps most importantly, the filing of a lawsuit protects the statute of limitations (time requirement for commencing an action) related to the case.

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