CANTRELL, GOODGE & ASSOCIATES ASSISTS WITH STRYKER HIP LAWSUITS
RELEASED: Jan. 30, 2014
The law firm of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is now accepting potential clients who were injured as a result of hip implants manufactured by StrykerOrthopedics.
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopedics voluntarily recalled two metal hip replacement components because of concerns that the devices could cause pain, swelling, and harm to surrounding body tissue. Experts now believe that metal-on-metal hip implants are inherently defective, prone to failures and can cause metal poisoning.
Currently, there are approximately 500 lawsuits that have been filed over Stryker's recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant products.Plaintiffs in these lawsuits are not part of a class action but are included in multi-district litigation in which suits making similar allegations are combined for document gathering and other pre-trial matters.
People who have been implanted with Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG IIModular-Neck Hip Implant products are filing lawsuits to seek compensation for losses such as medical expenses, physical pain and emotional suffering related to their hip implant problems. They are also seeking to hold the manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace. The plaintiffs' claims focus on the performance of these hip implants, particularly their tendency to fret, corrode and fail prematurely.
About Cantrell, Goodge & Associates
The law firm of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is dedicated to seeking compensation for individuals who have been injured as a result of this defective product. The Stryker hip replacement problems include metal poisoning; impaired kidney function; thyroid problems; neck discomfort; fatigue and feeling cold; depression; cognitive impairment; psychological issues; skin rashes; hearing or vision impairment; and cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle.
According to the FDA the following symptoms, if experienced three or more months after surgery, may indicate that a hip implant is not functioning properly:
- Hip, leg or groin pain
- Swelling at or near the hip joint
- Popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking sounds from the hip joint
- A limp or change in mobility
The law firm of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is working with other law firms at a national level and is gathering evidence, which shows that metal-on-metal hip implants are causing more side effects than those made out of ceramic or plastic.
If you or your loved one has been implanted with a hip implant subject to theStryker hip recall, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. There is a time limit for filing a claim, so if you or someone you know has been affected, contact Cantrell, Goodge & Associates at 865-264-3952 or visit them online at http://www.cantrellcantrell.com/.