A. In June 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck-hip stems due to component corrosion threat at the hip junction. This has resulted in adverse local tissue reactions, unusual discharge in the hip junction area, pain and swelling.
Experienced Stryker Hip recall attorneys within the Law Office of Richard E. Clark will recommend clients seek a surgeon to immediately perform a clinical examination. Blood test may also reveal highly elevated traces of Cobalt, called metallosis or metal poisoning, indicating a problem with the Stryker hip. Typically the surgeon will contact the Stryker hip recall patient by sending the recipient a letter.
Replacing the defective Stryker hip is also known as a Revision. The Revision will require a substantial incision to remove the hardware and install new components. It is painful. To remove the Stryker hip parts a hammer is typically used. Your femur will be reamed out. Patients may suffer bone fractures during the removal process. Infections can occur and other collateral injuries are possible. Even after the surgery is completed, patients will be ordered ongoing physical therapy that could last up to six months or more.
The Law Office of Richard E. Clark, LLC is trusted and successfully obtains high-dollar Hip Recall settlements for our clients. Attorney Clark has successfully achieved some of the highest injury settlements in 2014.
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