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Articles Tagged with Hip Replacement System

There is a quiet Stryker Metal Hip Recall underway, without much fan-fare after complications were highlighted by a significant number of early hip implant failures were found in national registries and in medical studies.

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Stryker Metal Hip Failure. Stryker under fire over its LFIT line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits

Howmedica Osteonics Corp., and its subsidiary Stryker Orthopaedics, announced a Stryker LFit v40 hip recall last year involving certain large-diameter femoral heads sold before 2011.

I am providing this Stryker Hip Failure update for victimized patients injured by the allegedly defective Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II and most recently the Stryker LFIT V40 line of metal on metal hips.

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Stryker Hip Failure. Stryker under fire over its LFIT line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits

Howmedica Osteonics and its subsidiary Stryker are one of the world’s largest metal on metal hip manufacturers, according to research with about 20% of the global market share.

Metal on metal hip implants have been around for the past two decades but they have been plagued with early failure, metal poisoning, tissue destruction and finally the need for painful replacement surgery.

Hip Implant Failure Attorney

Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.

Now Howmedica Osteonics and its subsidiary Stryker have the dubious honor of being the latest metal on metal hip manufacturer to join the metal hip failure rogues gallery.

DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip Texas trial update. A federal jury in Dallas recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed that they were injured by their line of Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants.

Depuy Pinnacle hip failure lawsuits

Johnson and Johnson and DePuy are under fire for premature failure of its metal on metal hip implants. $1 Billion verdict.

The jurors found that the Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn patients about the risks of serious complications including metallosis (metal poisoning) and the early failure of these devices.

The manufacturers of the Wright Conserve metal on metal hip implant were hammered in a recent personal injury and defective product liability trial. The Georgia federal jury awarded $11 million to Robyn Christiansen, in the first bellwether Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit to go to trial.

Wright Conserve  metallosis attorney$10 Million Punitive Damages

The jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, which is designed to punish the Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacturer for gross negligence for recklessly disregarding the safety of hip patients.

Over 500 Wright Conserve Hip Implant Lawsuits

Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacture is exposed to more than 530 personal injury and product liability lawsuits. Plaintiffs claim that patients suffered serious and catastrophic hip failures from the metal-on-metal design was unreasonably dangerous and defective.

Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit Allegations

According to the lawsuits, the metal-on-metal hip leads to metallic debris to be released during the grinding action between the metal cup and metal ball, which causes early implant failure. Some complications include premature device failure, loosening, metal poisoning and metallosis and severe pain.

Artificial hip replacements are expected to last at least 15 to 20 years, but Christiansen’s Wright Conserve hip implant failed after only six years, resulting in the need for major revision surgery.

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In the most recent DePuy ASR defective metal hip trial, an Oklahoma woman has been awarded $2.5 million after suffering metal blood poisoning or metallosis from DePuy ASR hip replacements.

Andrea Smith, received ASR hip implants on each side in October 2006 and February 2007. Smith’s blamed DePuy in her lawsuit, claiming that she had to undergo revision surgery to have the implants removed in 2011 and 2012, after being diagnosed with high levels of Cobalt and Chromium metal ions in her blood.

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip metal implant global settlement which was announced in November 2014, appears to finally be gaining some traction as the policy and settlement procedures are being set down.

Defective_Hip_Recall_AttorneyStryker Corp. agreed in November to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the devices.

Stryker Hip Implant Settlement Details

Stryker Corp. agreed recently this month to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the devices.

Stryker Rejuvenate metal hip injury attorney Stryker Settlement Details

Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed. The hip implant device manufacturer is exposed to more than 4,000 suits consolidated in New Jersey state court and federal court in Minnesota.

For those patients who have been implanted with either a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II artificial hipmetal  implant, I have an important update to share regarding the status of the defective hip product liability lawsuits and the Stryker hip litigation in general.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall attorneyWhat is Stryker Rejuvenate Hip?

The Stryker Rejuvenate is a modular metal based hip replacement, and was recalled from the market in July 2012, after the company indicated that it is subject to fretting, corroding and finally failing shortly after it is implanted.

DePuy Orthopaedics is exposed to several thousand DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits, which allege defective metal hip design and early failure of the implant. The first federal bellwether trials for the metal-on-metal hip replacement system are set to begin in September 2014, in the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.

Amost 6,000 DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits

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