Our Michigan Stryker ABG II hip replacement lawyers are actively representing patient suffering from serious complications after having a Stryker ABG II hip implant. We are working with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Patients who suffer from complications, such as metallosis, pseudo tumors, or have had to undergo a revision surgery after having a Stryker ABG II hip implant do have legal rights and may be able to sue the manufacturer. Often times these lawsuits result in significant settlements for the patient and seek compensation not only for the patient’s pain and suffering but any medical costs incurred due to the complications as well as future medical costs associated.
Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Recall
The Stryker ABG II modular-neck stem hip implant was released on the market in November 2009, however Stryker announced a recall of the device in July of 2012 due to high failure rates and serious complications resulting from the medical device. The voluntary recall took place at the same time of the Rejuvenate hip replacement recall, also manufactured by Stryker. Both hip systems are metal-on-metal designed devices. Stryker recalled the ABG II, claiming that the fretting and corrosion of the device “may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.” In fact, it was recommended by Stryker that all patients who had the ABG II modular-neck stems implanted to speak with their doctors, particularly if you were experience any type of pain or similar symptoms.
What are the Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Complications?
Symptoms that may indicate your Stryker hip replacement device is defective may include pain, difficulty walking, swelling, numbness and grinding/clicking/popping/squeaking. If a patient is suffering from these symptoms, they should be aware that their health is at risk. Some of the most common complications of the ABG II modular-neck stem hip implant, which the symptoms above may be indicating, include:
- Fretting and corrosion of the device
- Fluid collection in the hip area
- Pseudo tumors
Many patients require surgery to remove a defective implant and then to replace it tiwth another artifical hip. This causes serious pain and suffering, diability, and exposes the patient to additional complications from surgeries, like post-operative infections. The effects of these defective hips can be catastrophic and life-changing.
How much Compensation can I get in a Stryker ABG II Lawsuit?
The amount of your settlement depends on a number of factors. These include the type or model of the hip, the medical complication you suffered from the defective implant, the type of treatment that you received (like removal of the device), and your prognosis. Other factors include your medical expenses and other economic losses.
In most mass tort lawsuits, like the Stryker hip cases, the parties will set a schedule that determines the settlement for each participant. The schedule includes the factors indicated above and often additional criteria to qualify for a settlement. In the past, many claims have settled in the range of $ 300,000 per plaintiff but this may change in future lawsuits.
What is Needed to Win a Michigan Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
If you or your loved one suffer from any of the complications listed above after getting a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular or Stryker ABG II hip replacement device implanted there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan Stryker hip replacement lawsuit. The best proof an injured patient will need to pursue this type of lawsuit would be the manufacturer’s stickers from hospital operative report or recall letter from Stryker or surgeon to client. Don't worry if you do not have this information. We will get your medical records and find the information in your chart. We will then determine if you have a case.
What are the Time Deadlines for Filing Defective Stryker Hip Lawsuits?
There are strict statute of limitations for filing a defective medical device hip implant lawsuit against manufacturers in Michigan.If you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever. For defective lawsuits, there must be a legal analysis of the particular facts of your case to determine your deadline. We will review your chart and let you know if you still have time left to join the lawsuit and get a settlement.
How Much are Legal Fees for a Stryker Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit?
We will represent you in your Michigan hip replacement lawsuit under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Experienced Michigan Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyer
It is important when choosing your lawyer for your Stryker ABG II hip replacement case that you choose an attorney that has significant experience representing patients injured by a defective medical device. We work directly with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Call our top rated defective medical equipment Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (888) 797-8787 if you suffer serious injuries or complications after getting a Styker metal-on-metal hip replacement implant.