Problematic Hip Replacement Cases Find Way to Court
Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. takes its first Stryker hip replacement failure case to trial
Boca Raton, FL.—A surge of newly filed lawsuits across the country are drawing attention to legal issues involved specifically around Stryker hip replacements. Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A., a leading mass tort law firm in Boca Raton, Florida sends its first Stryker hip case to trial this December.
Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade modular-neck hip stems in 2012 after the implants showed signs of corroding and fretting, according to DrugWatch. Severe, crippling pain has led patients to mandatory revision surgeries. In addition to the discomfort, the Stryker hip replacement failures have been found to cause metal poisoning and can lead to medical concerns for the heart, nervous system and thyroid.
So far, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer. Some of the cases filed against Stryker include:
- Failure to properly test the device
- Failure to market the product correctly to doctors and the public
- Failure to warn about dangers and risks
- Product corrosion, leaving metal toxicity in patients
Stryker has a responsibility to supply properly designed products with warnings about risks to the public. According to Stryker, the combined recall and lawsuits could cost the company as much as $1.3 billion. Injured victims may be compensated for:
- Medical expenses involving hip replacement
- Healthcare and caregiver costs
- Physical or mental pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or any other punitive damages
The Boca Raton attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A have extensive experience successfully litigating even the most challenging cases, helping clients determine if and when to file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit. Previously, they have helped numerous clients recover lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills after faulty devices produced by Wright Medical caused similar medical concerns. Other successful recovery stories Osborne & Associates boasts include cases fought against the Fresenius Medical Care manufacturer for GranuFlo, a dialysis treatment product and Bair Hugger Therapy products used to treat hypothermia during surgery.
If you have a Stryker hip replacement and need help, call Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. at (561) 293-2600 or visit their website at oa-lawfirm.com to schedule a free consultation. Each case is strategically crafted to help victims recover substantial compensation for their injuries. In addition to medical device litigation, the firm covers cases involving products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice.