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Denver, Colorado Hip Metallosis Lawyers and Lawsuits Information:
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall
In July, 2012, a Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall—as well as a Stryker ABGII hip recall—were issued voluntarily by Stryker. A few months earlier, Stryker has issued an Urgent Field Safety Notification to hospitals and physicians detailing some of the potential problems associated with the two hip devices. These included a likelihood of fretting and corrosion, leading to the release of excess ion debris into the body. The implants also had a higher-than-normal rate of failure, although Stryker declined to put an exact number on the failure rate. Research done after the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall places that number anywhere from 12%-65%. At the time of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall, the two hip devices had been on the market only about two and a half years and the FDA had received over 300 adverse event reports concerning problems associated with the hip devices.
Stryker ABGII Hip Metal Debris
When recipients of metal hip implants engage in activity, the metal components can rub against one another, leading to Stryker ABGII hip metal debris. This activity can be something as simple as walking. As these metal ions continue to be released into the body, they can build up in the bloodstream or lodge in the tissues surrounding the hip implant. This can lead to Stryker ABGII hip metallosis and Stryker ABGII hip metal blood poisoning, which can lead to a myriad of serious health problems and, in many cases, the necessity of Stryker ABGII hip revision surgery.
DePuy ASR Hip Metallosis
When the cobalt and chromium shards delve into the surrounding hip tissues, DePuy ASR hip metallosis can occur. Patients may experience extreme levels of inflammation, chronic pain in the hip, thigh and groin area, deterioration or death of tissue and bone, total failure of the hip implant and the necessity of DePuy ASR hip revision surgery. Patients who must undergo revision surgery are at a much higher risk than when they underwent the original hip implant surgery. DePuy ASR hip revision surgery can take as long as 4-6 hours, leaving the patient vulnerable to excessive blood loss, nerve damage and infection.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Metal Blood Poisoning
Cobalt and chromium ions which make their way to the bloodstream can be responsible for other serious health concerns. Patients may experience gastrointestinal problems, renal and thyroid issues, neurological and cardiovascular disorders, the loss of hearing and vision, the development of pseudo-tumors, alterations in DNA, irritability, depression, anxiety, reproductive disorders, vertigo and memory loss. DePuy Pinnacle hip metal blood poisoning symptoms can persist for a period of time even after the metal hip implant is removed.
Denver, Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Statute of Limitations
All states operate under the statutes of limitations which govern the time limits in which consumers are allowed to file product liability lawsuits. The Denver, Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate hip statute of limitations is two years from the time the injury is discovered, or should have been discovered. The Denver, Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate hip statute of limitations can be quite complex, and it can be beneficial to have a Denver, Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawyer determine exactly when your statutes will run. Should you miss your window of opportunity, you could find yourself injured and unable to pursue compensation from the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
Denver, Colorado Hip Metallosis Lawsuits
There are currently a large number of Denver, Colorado hip metallosis lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of metal hip implants. This includes the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII, the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle and the Biomet M2A Magnum, Smith & Nephew R3, Wright Systems Conserve THS / Profemur and Zimmer Durom. There are currently over 2,300 lawsuits filed against Stryker. While seventeen of these have settled for an undisclosed amount, the remainder are being set for mediation and bellwether trials. DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, have had over 11,000 ASR cases and 5,000 Pinnacle cases filed against them, although they settled approximately 7,000 of the ASR cases in late 2013 for $2.5 billion. As the statutes of limitations grow near for many patients, it is believed many more lawsuits will follow.
Denver, Colorado Hip Recall Lawyer
If you have been injured by a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII hip implant, a recalled DePuy ASR hip implant or a DePuy Pinnacle implant it could be very beneficial for you to speak to a knowledgeable Denver, Colorado hip recall lawyer.