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Chicago Resident Claims Stryker Hip Implant Is Defective
Throughout the United States, there have been thousands of individuals like Mark Stephan who have had their lives drastically altered due to Stryker hip implants. From athletes to elderly people, Stryker hip implants have impeded on the well-being of individuals due to their defective nature. In August of 2007, Mark Stephan required a hip implant after being involved in a serious bicycling accident. His bicycle broke down, and his entire body was thrown over the handlebars. His vertebrae were fractured as a result, and it was expected that he would never be able to walk again.
The Stryker hip implant that he received was supposed to help him, but rather it has only added to his suffering and pain. Mr. Stephan is only 55 years old, but he will likely need to undergo hip revision surgery due to his defective Stryker hip implant. He is also afraid that the faulty device may kill him or release poisonous ions into his bloodstream. As a result, Mark Stephan is now pursuing a Chicago Stryker lawsuit against the manufacturer to assert his legal rights and reclaim compensation.
The Voluntary Recall of Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Hip Implants
In June of 2012, Stryker Orthopedics initiated a voluntary recall of its own products. This was only after the FDA released numerous safety notices that warned consumers about the potential danger behind Stryker hip implants. Stryker Orthopedics also only initiated this voluntary recall due to the numerous complaints that it received as to the hip revision surgeries that were often required by patients with the Stryker hip implants. The problem was that the ABG II hip implants would typically fall apart and cause tremendous pain for patients. The ABG II hip implants did not undergo rigorous testing by the FDA, so patients were typically unaware that these hip implants had a propensity to deconstruct.
Mark Stephan is an example of one plaintiff who was completely unaware that Stryker hip implants were defective in nature. Stryker Orthopedics went ahead and made representations about its products that it knew were untrue. Many patients believed the advertisements and claims made by Stryker Orthopedics that these hip implants were intended to offer them support and to help them.
How Invasive Revision Surgeries Are Harming Patients
The invasive revision surgeries that patients like Mark Stephan now require are very painful and expensive. It is also likely that a patient may require even additional revision surgeries after having one. Revision surgeries often cause swelling, blood clotting and bruising in patients. Research studies have shown that patients frequently experience these side effects for at least six months after a revision surgery. It may be impossible for people like Mark Stephan to return to work or enjoy the activities that they once did as a result of Stryker hip implants.
Mark Stephan is now pursuing a lawsuit against Stryker for creating a defective hip implant and marketing it based on untrue representations. He seeks damages for the invasive revision surgery that he will likely require. He is unsure of whether he should get the revision surgery because he is afraid of the negative impact that it will have on his life. His lawyer is also suing Stryker for misrepresentations that have misled doctors and patients into believing that hip implants were quality products. Even doctors were unaware that Stryker hip implants were extremely defective in nature.
Asserting Your Rights with Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers
If you have suffered as Mark Stephan has, then you may have a claim against Stryker Orthopedics. Stryker Orthopedics must be held accountable for mass-producing defective hip implants that have caused individuals throughout the United States to suffer. A lawyer can help you to initiate a Chicago Stryker lawsuit today. Get in touch with Stryker hip recall lawyers for your free initial consultation and to receive an assessment of the damages that you may receive.