Stryker Corp, a major manufacturer of artificial hip implants, announced on Monday, November 3rd, that it has reached a settlement agreement with the thousands of patients that were harmed by their all-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II hip-replacement models.
Stryker, a subsidiary of the DePuy division of Johnson & Johnson, originally recalled these models in July of 2012, citing numerous complaints by patients and medical professionals alike that the metal-on-metal construction caused serious complications. In almost all cases, the all-metal artificial joints corroded quickly, causing inflammation in the tissue surrounding the implants, as well as elevated levels of dangerous metals in the blood.
The settlement deal will cost Stryker over 1 billion dollars, making this agreement one of the largest sums paid by an implant manufacturer in the last year. An estimated 250,000 hip replacement procedures take place around the country every year, and metal-on-metal devices once accounted for nearly two out of every three of these procedures.
This number has plummeted since the original Stryker recall, with physicians now recommending hip replacement devices that use a combination of plastic, ceramic and metal materials.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications after a hip implant surgery or if you required revision surgery due to a Stryker hip implant or any other malfunctioning piece of medical equipment, contact the Tulsa Oklahoma Personal Injury attorneys of Graves McLain (Representing Stryker Hip patients across the country).
Graves McLain Stryker Hip Implant Defective Product attorneys have successfully defended the rights of patients that were harmed by these defective hip implants. We have achieved excellent results for many clients that we have defended against big corporations like this and we can help you too.
It is important to have an experienced attorney representing you in a defective product case such as Stryker Hip. Graves McLain will work hard to secure you the maximum recovery.
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