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Another Hip Implant Device Maker Recalls Products Due to Health and Safety Concerns

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A voluntary recall by Stryker Corporation may affect many people throughout Virginia and the rest of the U.S. Stryker makes a variety of orthopedic products, including devices used in hip replacements. Metal-on metal devices have been under scrutiny by the FDA and other scientific research groups because it is believed the rubbing of metal pieces together could cause corrosion or may introduce metal ions into the patient’s bloodstream.

Most likely in response to a request by the FDA, Stryker performed post-market studies on two of its metal hip implants and found that there were some potential risks, including “the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.” As a result, they have recalled their Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip replacement devices. This recall is similar to the one announced previously by DePuy ASR on their metal-on-metal hip replacement product.

Stryker Corp. is now advising patients who are experiencing swelling or pain in the area around their hip replacement to contact their surgeons. As  Virginia personal injury attorneys that have handled dozens of medical malpractice and defective device cases over the years, we also recommend that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney to determine what the proper course of action is if you have been injured by one of these recalled hip replacement devices.

This webpage provides additional information regarding the hip implant recall, including videos showing what sounds a corroding hip implant may make. Please review this information and contact one of our experienced Virginia personal injury attorneys if you or someone you love has been affected by these recalled products. There is a limit on the amount of time you have to take legal action if necessary, and the damage caused by this device may only get worse, so do not hesitate to contact us and your doctor for help.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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