STRYKER HIP LAWSUIT ATTORNEY in Clinton
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
The law firm of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is now accepting potential clients who were injured as a result of hip implants manufactured by Stryker Orthopedics. In July 2012, Stryker Orthopedics voluntarily recalled two metal hip replacement components because the devices could cause pain, swelling, and harm. Experts now believe that metal-on-metal hip implants are inherently defective, prone to failure, and can cause metal poisoning. Currently, there are approximately 500 lawsuits that have been filed over Stryker's recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant products. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits are not part of a class action but are included in multi-district litigation in which suits making similar allegations are combined for document gathering and other pre-trial matters.
Those with Stryker's Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implants may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation for losses such as pain and suffering and medical costs for their hip implant problems. They are also seeking to hold the manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace. The Plaintiffs' claims focus on the performance of these hip implants.
The Clinton medical malpractice lawyers at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates are dedicated to seeking compensation for individuals who have been injured as a result of this defective product. The Stryker hip replacement problems include metal poisoning; decreased kidney function; problems with the thyroid such as weight gain; neck discomfort; psychological issues; rashes; impairment with vision or hearing; and weakened or enlarged heart muscles.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, if you experience any of the following for three or more months after your surgery, the implant may not be functioning:
- Pain in the leg, hip, or groin
- Noticeable swelling around the hip joint
- Noises such as grinding, popping, or clicking
- Limping or lack of mobility
The Clinton medical malpractice attorneys at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is working with other law firms at a national level and is gathering evidence which shows that metal on metal hip implants are causing more side effects than those made out of ceramic or plastic. If you or your loved one have an implant related to the Stryker hip recall, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for current and future medical expenses, suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
There is a time limit for filing a claim so if you or someone you know has been affected, immediately contact our law firm for advice.