Stryker ABG II Modular Hip Recall Lawyers
On July 4, 2012, the Stryker ABG II Modular Hip implant system was voluntarily recalled after numerous patients suffered debilitating pain and injury when metal-on-metal parts in the hip implant corroded and released toxic metal particles into their blood streams. In many cases, this serious design flaw led to painful and expensive hip revision surgery to replace the potentially defective medical device. Victims of the Stryker ABG II Modular Hip system are legally entitled to substantial compensation for their damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of the recalled Stryker ABG II Modular Hip system, our experienced medical product liability lawyers can help you pursue the full compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today at 1-888-554-2889 to learn more about your rights. Working strictly on a contingency fee basis, we offer:
- No fees unless we win your case
- Free legal consultations with an experienced Stryker hip lawyer
- Scheduling to suit your needs: home and hospital visits
- Help for Stryker hip victims across the United States
Stryker ABG II Modular Hip Design Flaws
When the Stryker ABG II Modular Hip system was released, the company claimed that it was superior to other hip implant systems because it had many interchangeable parts that enabled surgeons to customize the implant to suit each patient’s unique body. Also, the majority of the Stryker ABG II system is made of plastic-on-ceramic components, unlike other systems like the DePuy Pinnacle and the DePuy ASR, which are all metal-on-metal. Still, the neck-stem joint part of the ABG II is metal-on-metal, and this is the part of the system that has caused serious problems, debilitating pain, and the need for revision surgery.
,p>Like other recently recalled hip implant systems, including the Stryker Rejuvenate hip, the ABG II was fast-tracked through the FDA approval process because it is very similar in design to other, previously approved hips. Unfortunately, some of these older systems have since been recalled as a result of serious design flaws.
Stryker ABG II Hip Health Risks
When the metal-on-metal components of the Stryker ABG II Hip system come into contact with each other, friction causes them to release small particles of chromium and cobalt into the patient’s blood stream. Cobalt is highly toxic, and can cause patients to suffer a number of alarming side effects, including metallosis (metal poisoning). This can lead to:
- Pain in hip, leg and/or groin
- Metallosis (metal poisoning or metal debris in blood and tissue))
- Inflammation (swelling)
- Allergic reactions to metal ions (hypersensitivity)
- Loss of bone (osteolysis)
- Death of bone and tissue (necrosis)
- Hospitalization for a corrective revision surgery
A number of patients who have experienced these problems as a result of the Stryker ABG II Hip have needed to undergo painful and costly hip implant revision surgery. These victims and other patients who have suffered as a result of the Stryker ABG II are entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages caused by this defective medical device.
Contact an Experienced Stryker Hip Recall Lawyer
Our medical product liability attorney are currently investigating Stryker ABG II Hip lawsuits on behalf of innocent victims who have suffered needlessly. If you or someone you love has experienced pain, loosening of their hip implant, metallosis, or hip implant revision surgery after implantation with a recalled Stryker ABG II Hip, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with a highly qualified member of our law firm.