Our Michigan hip replacement lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are handling cases for patients suffering from complications after having a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip replacement implanted. When a patient suffers significant complications or injuries due to the defectiveness of a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II hip replacement implant, it can give rise to a lawsuit. These defective metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering damages as well as payment of medical expenses incurred due to the defective artificial limb device and cost of future surgeries if needed.
Can I Sue Stryker for a Defective Hip Implant?
Stryker was founded in 1941 with its headquarters located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Stryker has produced many models of hip implant devices, however only two of them were recalled, Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II. The voluntary recall was announced on July 6, 2012 due to studies proving that these devices were prone to fretting and corrosion, causing significant pain to a patient and swelling of the patient’s tissue around the implant. Patients who received these recalled hip replacement devices was between the years of 2009 to 2012.
Both of these models, Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and Stryker ABG II are metal on-metal hip replacement devices. Metal-on-metal hip replacement means that both the “ball and socket” of the device are both made out of metal. Due to the fact that the Stryker hip replacement models that have been recalled have already been implanted in patients, Stryker may be held liable for those who suffer complications or require another procedure to have the implant removed due to injuries. Patients suffering significant complications as a result of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant device do have legal rights and may be able to sue Stryker for their injuries suffered. The lawsuit would seek damages for their pain and suffering as well as any medical costs incurred and future surgeries if required due to the defective nature of the hip implant.
What are the Complications Caused by a Defective Stryker Hip Replacement Device?
There are many different complications associated with both the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip replacement devices. Some of these complications include:
- Fretting and corrosion
- Severe pain in hip area
- Elevated metal ions – Co/Cr/Ti – in blood or metallosis
- Fluid collection in hip area
- Pseudo tumors
Many patients with defective Stryker hip implants were required to undergo revision surgeries and even surgery to remove a defective device. This causes additional pain and suffering, disability, and can result in other medical complications like post-operative infections. The results are often catastrophic for the patient.
How much Compensation can I get in a Stryker Hip 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 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 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 metal-on-metal hip replacement defective medical device case 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 metal-on-metal 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 (800) 606-1717 if you suffered serious injuries or complications after getting a Styker metal-on-metal hip replacement implant. We will get started on your case immediately.