Which Devices Have Been Recalled?
Stryker has recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. These devices have been used since approximately June 2008.
How Do I Determine Whether I Have a Recalled Implant?
Stryker does not keep a record of the individuals who have received the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or the ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. It is possible that your orthopaedic surgeon may inform you that you have received one of the recalled devices. The Gomez Law Firm can assist you in determining whether you have these recalled components.
Do I Have A Case Even If I Don’t Have Any Symptoms?
Yes. Individuals who received the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem may not be having symptoms right now, but they will likely have symptoms in the future. If you wait until you have symptoms to seek legal representation, it may be too late. The law requires all lawsuits to be filed within a certain period of time, and, if they are not, the case is forever barred. Therefore, if you suspect you have a Stryker implant, contact The Gomez Law Firm right away for a free consultation.
What Are The Dangers Associated With the Recalled Stryker Implants?
Stryker has acknowledged that some people who receive this device have to have the device removed and replaced with another device before they would have otherwise needed a revision surgery. People have reported various problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem, including pain and/or swelling around the hip, difficulty climbing stairs and difficulty with hip flexion.
I Have Been Asked to Establish a Claim With Stryker, What Do I Do?
If you have received either of the recalled Stryker hip implant systems, you may be asked to contact Stryker to establish a claim. You are not required to file a claim with Stryker to pursue your legal rights.
In some cases, Stryker may offer to pay some portion of your medical expenses. However, you will not receive the full amount that you may be entitled to under the law.
I Have Been Asked to Sign a Release, What Do I Do?
You should not sign any documents purporting to release Stryker from its legal responsibilities. Contact The Gomez Law Firm, and protect your legal rights.
I Need Revision Surgery, What Do I Do?
If you have been told that you require revision surgery, contact The Gomez Law Firm today to protect your legal rights and the evidence in your case.
At The Gomez Law Firm, we have protocols in place to protect your legal rights during your revision surgery. We will ensure that Stryker does not deprive you of your right to maintain possession of valuable evidence in your case. We will fight Stryker for you, always putting your interests first.
I Don’t Know if I Need Revision Surgery, What Do I Do?
Contact The Gomez Law Firm today to protect your legal rights. In addition, contact your orthopaedic surgeon to determine whether a revision surgery, or other medical care, is necessary.