Stryker Corp. Extends Deadline for Filing Hip Implant Claims
The Stryker Corp. ABG II and Rejuvenate modular hip implant claim enrollment deadline has been extended to April 17, 2015.
Stryker Corp. extended its deadline once before, but following a November 2014 decision to settle thousands of claims, the company has once again opted to give hip implant victims more time to file a claim. Anyone who received an implant and underwent surgery by Nov. 3, 2014 may be eligible to file a compensation claim.
Stryker Corp. agreed in November to provide a base payment of $300,000 to victims based on their individual circumstances.
In June 2012, the company recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck hip stems after receiving complaints of serious adverse reactions.
Stryker Hip Implant Side Effects
Although metal-on-metal hip implants were supposed to last longer, some victims of these types of hip replacement implants had to have revision surgery within five years.
Some of the side effects victims of Stryker hip implants suffered include:
- Implant corrosion
- Severe joint pain
- Implant failure
Metollsis is caused when the metal-on-metal components of an implant rub against one another, and over time release high levels of metal ions into the body. This type of metal poisoning can cause blindness, cardiomyopathy, convulsions and many more medical problems.
Contact a Stryker Hip Recall Lawyer
At Riddle & Brantley, we believe that companies need to be held accountable when they fail to put consumer safety first.
If you or a loved one is suffering from losses and damages relating to a recalled Stryker hip replacement, the victim may be entitled to financial compensation for their losses and damages. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine what your legal options are if you are eligible to file a Stryker hip implant claim.
Call 800-525-7111 or use our case evaluation form to schedule your free consultation with our office today.