Lake Worth Stryker Hip Replacement
Since 2012, hundreds of patients have filed lawsuits against Stryker Orthopedics regarding their hip replacement devices. Lake Worth residents, like others around the country, who are suffering from Stryker implants may be entitled to compensation from the company. The assistance of a qualified attorney can ease the process and help patients recover damages caused by the faulty implants.Complaints Against Stryker
Stryker, which makes a metal-on-metal hip implant, gained attention from medical practitioners in Lake Worth and elsewhere after it launched a hip implant that it claimed was safe, effective and durable. The company touted the product as an excellent option for younger patients who wanted to return to high activity levels and who wanted a long-term hip replacement solution.
However, patients soon reported problems with their implants. They reported pain, swelling, joint grinding and popping, and other issues. Ultimately, officials in both the United States and Canada found that the metal-on-metal implants frequently failed, corroded, and "fretted," which is when pieces of the cobalt, chromium, and titanium used in the product leaked into the tissue and bone around the implant and caused serious side effects.
Many patients were forced to have the Stryker implants removed due to corrosion and other problems, and were required to undergo additional surgery for renewed hip replacement.History of Failure
Stryker's latest problem product is the LFIT V40, which is a component in the Accolade, Citation and Meridian products. The LFIT V40 is now being recalled by Stryker.
However, the company is not new to product recalls. Stryker recalled the Trident Acetabular PSL and Trident Hemispherical cups in 2008, the Stryker Accolade TMZF hip device in 2009, 2011, and 2013 and the Accolade Femoral stem in 2012.Legal Recourse
Stryker has set aside over $2 billion to compensate patients who have suffered adverse reactions from their products, and many patients have already received financial reparation. Individuals in Lake Worth who are suffering from failure from a hip implant device may also qualify for remuneration.
Anyone who has had a defective hip implant removed, had a revision surgery, or who has been told they will require surgery to repair or replace a faulty hip implant may be eligible for compensation.
If you have had a hip replacement and are now suffering from problems with the device, one of the qualified attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky can help assess your case. We frequently represent patients suffering from faulty medical products and understand the requirements to file a suit against Stryker. We can help Lake Worth patients obtain financial compensation for pain, medical bills, lost wages, or other damages incurred because of the Stryker implant. If you have had a hip replacement and are experiencing negative symptoms, call Frankl & Kominsky at (855) 800-8000 or contact us online to discuss your case. We speak Spanish and Creole.