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The Whitley Law Firm is at the forefront in representing victims in cases involving faulty or defective medical devices. Currently, the firm is accepting cases involving the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Stem. These two products were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer in 2012. The metal hip replacements had been implanted in many patients over a four year period, finally ending in 2009.

If you choose to work with our firm, you can have confidence in the legal assistance our Raleigh Stryker hip implant lawyers provide to our clients. We handle all of our clients’ cases in a thorough manner with the client’s personal objectives as the central component.

Conditions Caused by Stryker Hip Implant Devices

There are cases that may involve a severe allergic reaction to the metal debris that was released into the joint area due to the metal-on-metal rubbing of these devices, leading to pseudotumors and other problems.

Other problems associated with the hip implants are related to dangerous reactions to metal debris entering the tissue around the joint, including:

  • Osteolysis (or bone dissolution)
  • Loosening of the joint leading to mobility problems or need for surgery
  • Tissue inflammation
  • Tissue death (necrosis)
  • Pain & swelling

Many of those who have had these devices implanted are older residents of North Carolina. As these devices deteriorate, it can become necessary to perform other surgeries to attempt to resolve the condition, adding further physical stress and health risks to a patient. Those who have suffered an extreme reaction (metallosis) to metal debris face very severe health risks.

It has been established that these newer metal-on-metal hip implants may be of no great benefit to patients, particularly when the risk of failure or reactions to metal debris have proven to be high.

How a Stryker Hip Implant Lawyer Can Help

If you are unsure what type of implant was used in your surgery, and are currently suffering pain, swelling, have required corrective surgery, or other symptom of hip joint failure, contact your surgeon to find out the type of implant you have. If it was one of these devices, our Raleigh Stryker hip implant attorneys at Whitley Law Firm would like to meet with you at once to discuss your case.