If you have had a total hip implant procedure since 2009, then the prosthetic components of your hip may be defective. Stryker has issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. The company has recalled these products because corrosion and wear can damage surrounding tissue. Patients may experience pain and/or swelling around the hip. Metal debris can cause severe tissue damage. Some may need a revision surgery to remove the defective device. The Gomez Law Firm can help you determine whether you have a recalled Stryker hip and can help you determine your legal rights if you have a recalled Stryker device.
Determine Whether You Have A Depuy Implant
It is important to note that Stryker does not keep a record of the individuals who have received their Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. It is possible that your orthopaedic surgeon may inform you that you have received one of the recalled Stryker devices, but not all patients are notified by their surgeons.
The Gomez Law Firm can find out what type of device you have.
Do Not File A Claim Or Provide Any Information To Stryker
If you have received either of the recalled Stryker hip implants, 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 addition, you should not sign any documents purporting to release Stryker from its legal responsibilities.
In some cases, Stryker may offer to pay some portion of a revision surgery or related expenses. However, Stryker will not pay medical expenses in all cases. In addition, the amount covered by Stryker is limited to what Stryker independently determines is reasonable. You are entitled to more if you pursue your legal rights.