If you underwent a hip replacement surgery in recent years then it can be concerning to discover that Stryker has recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II products due to medical complications and injuries that are the result of product defects. You may not know whether your hip replacement is one of those recalled and whether you are at risk for pain, inflammation, infection, metal poisoning or other difficulties that are common in patients with these defective devices. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help you determine whether your hip replacement is among those recalled and, if so, what to do about it.
Where to Start With Assessing the Device You Have
Whether you are exhibiting symptoms that show in patients with defective hip replacement devices or not, it is important to determine the manufacturer of your implant. Most people do not know the specifics about which devices have been used in their procedures and this is okay. You may start by contacting the surgeon or physician who oversaw the operation or requesting the operative report from the hospital. The operative report chronicles all of the details of the procedure, including the devices used, and will reveal whether the implant you received was one of those recalled.
We Will Assist You Free of Charge In Determining If Your Hip Replacement was Recalled
If you are having a difficult time getting answers or feel that you don’t know all of the right questions to ask, we are glad to help you determine whether your implant is one of those affected by the recall. We will provide this service at no cost to you and if we determine that your hip replacement is one of those affected, we will also help you determine your next course of action. There may be the need for hip revision surgery, in which the defective device is removed and replaced. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are not only knowledgeable and experienced with hip implant defect litigation, but we have access to medical professionals that can help you repair and cope with the damage caused by your defective hip replacement.
Medical Concerns Associated With Metal Hip Replacements
Due to the tendency for defective metal-on-metal implants to cause metallosis— poisoning that is the result of high cobalt or chromium levels due to the absorption of these materials into the body from the device— it is important that anyone who received a Stryker implant undergoes regular exams and blood tests to monitor the levels of these metals in the blood. Other serious concerns include infections, necrosis or scar tissue that results from metal pieces grinding against each other and creating splinters that damage the surrounding tissue. If one or more of these complications arise, it may be determined that hip revision surgery is required for the long term safety of the patient.
Our Commitment to Your Needs
Contact us today if you were the recipient of a hip implant over the last several years and have questions or concerns about whether the device contains defects that may cause you harm so that we can walk you through the next steps of your journey. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC want to protect your interests and your health is the most important interest to protect. Hip replacement and revision surgeries cost a lot of money and add an undue financial burden on you and your families while you are trying to recover and we feel that you have enough to worry about already. Should we represent you, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the costs of your procedures are reimbursed and that Stryker is held accountable for their defective products. Therefore, unless we are able to claim damages on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.