Our lawyers strongly encourage victims of defective Stryker hip implants in North Carolina to contact us regarding a North Carolina Stryker hip lawsuit. Hundreds of people have already filed lawsuits alleging that Stryker manufactured defective hip replacements that caused corrosion, metal poisoning, loud clicking or squeaking noises, chronic pain, disability, and unknown long-term complications. Lawsuits involving the Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, and Trident implants are currently pending in several class actions and courtrooms throughout the United States.
Need a Stryker Hip Lawyer? If you or your loved one is a resident of North Carolina who was injured by a defective Stryker hip replacement, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a North Carolina Stryker hip lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
UPDATE: Hundreds of Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Filed
January 2013 — The New Jersey Superior Court designated 161 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II lawsuits as a centralized litigation in Bergen County. This month, class action lawsuits involving dozens of cases have been centralized in Massachusetts, Florida, and other states.
March 2009 — At least 171 Stryker Trident hip implant lawsuits were not designated as a a mass-tort, but remain centralized in New Jersey Superior Court.
Recalls of Stryker Hip Replacements
Recalled Stryker hip replacements:
- July 2012: Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II were recalled because the “modular neck-stem” component can develop corrosion and fretting, which may release particles of metal that cause adverse events.
- January 2008: The Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and Trident Hemispherical Cup were recalled in response to two FDA warning letters and numerous complaints about loud squeaking noises, “manufacturing residuals,” and other complications.
Problems with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants
On July 3, 2012, Stryker Orthopedics officially recalled the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and Stryker ABG II Modular Hip Stem. The problem is that these “modular-neck” implants can develop corrosion due to a metal-on-metal component. Over time, toxic particles of chromium and cobalt can irritate tissues, destroy bone, and cause tissue death (necrosis), severe pain, and swelling.
Stryker Trident Hip Implant Problems
On February 22, 2008, Stryker recalled two components of the Stryker Trident Hip Replacement System, known as the Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cup. The recall was initiated in response to two FDA warning letters that were sent in 2007. One Warning Letter admonished Stryker for poor manufacturing practices. Another Warning Letter cited years of “continual complaints” that were never addressed by Stryker.
Stryker Trident complications include:
- Shattered devices
- Bone chipping
- Abnormal bone growth
- Bone loss
- Hardware loosening
- Device failure
- Posterior impingement of nerves
- Uneven wear (called “stripe wear”)
- Loss of function
- Loud squeaking or clicking noises (YouTube Clip)
- Problems walking
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Do I have a North Carolina Stryker Hip Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial attorneys that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker hip replacement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Stryker hip lawsuits in North Carolina.
Need a Lawyer? Again, if you or a loved one injured by a Stryker hip replacement in North Carolina, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.