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The decision to undergo a hip replacement surgery is not easy. A person has to decide between their current suffering and the suffering and risk associated with an extensive surgery. When you finally do make that decision, you assume the artificial hip is safe and will last for a long time. Unfortunately, it has now been revealed that many of the Stryker Hips were defective and the manufactures may have known of its defective condition. This is clearly a disturbing revelation.
If you or a loved one have sustained an injury or have had other problems following a Stryker hip being implanted, it is a good idea to talk with a defective Stryker hip attorney with the Higgins Firm. We will answer any questions you may have and see to it that you are fairly compensated for what you have been through.
How is this kind of device used and who are they for?
Patients that suffer from arthritic medical problems or have severe broken bones typically receive implants. Typical medical problems that are taken into consideration for a surgical procedure for an implant are: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis.
Many of these hip devices typically use balls and sockets. These sockets fixed into the pelvic region and fit tightly close to the ball. Then, this part of the device attaches to a spear which is then sealed into the bone of the thigh. The devices are most commonly metals and plastics.
What may make these Artificial Hips faulty or dangerous?
Stryker hip devices use ceramics in their materials while similar devices use metals and plastics. The section of the device using ceramics was part of the recall beginning with concern about the possibility that where there were produced was not properly sterilized. This reason for the recall did not have enough proof, however, several of the devices had manufacturer defects that could cause people to become injured. These devices had a high risk of making sounds such as a pop or squeak when someone was moving and several doctors faced concerns about these sound issues indicating greater defects with the devices. Common defects that the doctors are worried about are: the device being broken and the devices being worn out too fast causing problems for the people using them.
What should I do if I have injury caused by a Stryker hip device?
When you have been injured or undergone more surgical procedures to fix the injury, you may be angry, confused, and you most likely want answers. The legal team with the Higgins Firm understands how complicated this all must be for you and those you love. We will answer any questions and concerns you may have. Then, we will use our skills, knowledge and resources to collect hospital bills, talk with insurance agents, and anything else that may be needed for the case. Our legal team will fight on your behalf to see to it that you and your family are fairly compensated for the injuries you have been caused so that you can focus on getting better and getting your life back in order. We will also see to it that the party responsible for the injuries is held accountable and pays for their actions.
Feel free to get in touch with our legal team online or by phone at 800.705.2121 to ask any questions you may have and to determine what legal action you may be able to pursue.