Stryker Hip Replacement Boynton Beach
What initially seemed like an outstanding hip replacement option for Boynton Beach patients seeking a long-term, durable solution soon turned into a nightmare. Consumers very quickly alleged that Stryker Orthopedics not only failed to deliver on promises that their implant would ease pain and allow high levels of activity, but also made false claims when it said the cobalt, chromium, and titanium neck and stems were resistant to corrosion and fretting.
This has led many patients in Boynton Beach and elsewhere to hire lawyers to help them recover damages caused by faulty Stryker implants.Stryker Implants & Complaints
Stryker Orthopedics is one of the largest makers of hip implants in the United State,s and is used in many procedures in Boynton Beach and elsewhere in South Florida. However, since 2008, the company has faced complaints about its products, including the ABG II and Rejuvenate hip systems.
Most recently, Stryker's LFIT V40 femoral heads have come under fire for high failure rates and other problems, leading the company to recall the product. The LFIT V40 is a femoral head product, one of three components of a hip replacement, placed above the femoral neck and inside the hip socket.
Consumer complaints around the LFIT V40 generally involve failure of the component, which can lead to several problems. Dislocation of the femoral head from the stem not only causes pain and joint failure, but can also increase the possibility of metal contaminants being released into tissue and bone and literally poisoning the surrounding areas.Symptoms
Hip replacement patients in Boynton Beach and elsewhere need to be aware of symptoms, which could signal implant failure. Specifically, any indication of pain at the joint, instability of the joint, swelling, loss of mobility, or grinding or popping in the joint may indicate failure.
Metal poisoning from a failed device can cause rashes, neurological changes, depression, impaired renal function, neck discomfort, fatigue, or heart problems.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your physician immediately.Legal Options
Patients who suffer from a faulty Stryker implant do have legal options, and the qualified attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky can help.
Stryker has established a fund to compensate patients for damages caused by faulty devices. This includes not only the actual replacement costs, but may also include payment for loss of wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses. Many patients have already sued the company, alleging that Stryker is responsible for creating the faulty product and for failing to warn patients of the health risks of the hip implant component, including the risk of metallosis. Moreover, suits note that Stryker knew about the problems with its devices but continued to sell them.
Stryker is expected to ultimately pay more than $1 billion to patients who received implants.
Boynton Beach residents who received Stryker implants during hip replacement surgery may be eligible to receive financial compensation, and Frankl & Kominsky can help assess the merits of your case. At Frankl & Kominsky, we recognize the impact a faulty hip implant can have on a patient, and know the costs exceed the surgical bills. We are experienced at representing clients in medical and product liability cases, and will help chart the best course of action for your particular case. Our litigators fearlessly represent patients against big corporations, and work to get you the best possible outcome.
If you have had a hip replacement, call Frankl & Kominsky at (855) 800-8000 or contact us online to discuss your case. We speak Spanish and Creole.