FAQ's About STRYKER HIP LITIGATION
1. Why are patients filing hip implant lawsuits against Stryker?
Stryker is a market leader in hip and knee orthopedic devices with over 1 million implant devices sold. Experts have now warned that metal-on-metal implants pose severe health risks to patients like device fracture, dislocation, corrosion, fretting and metallic poisoning.
Stryker has already recalled several hip implant models including the Trident, Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade TMZF. They have now issued a warning and recall for certain LFit V40 femoral heads used on the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian and Citation hip implant stems.
Patients who received these implants are at a greater risk for taper lock failure complications such as device separation, fractures and metallic debris poisoning, and were not properly warned of these dangers. Many will need revision surgery to replace their devices.
2. How do you qualify for a Stryker hip claim?
Anyone who received a metal Stryker hip implant may have a potential claim, and should seek help. A lawyer can investigate whether your implant is affected and whether you qualify for a claim at no cost.
- LFit V40 femoral heads between 36mm and 44mm
- Accolade TMZF implants
- Accolade 2 implants
- Meridian implants
- Citation implants
3. Is there a Stryker Hip Class Action Lawsuit?
At this time, there is not a single Stryker Hip class action lawsuit that patients must join. Instead, lawyers have helped thousands of patients file individual lawsuits against the company, which have been consolidated into certain state and federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.
4. How much are Stryker hip implant lawsuits worth?
Like all lawsuits, each Stryker hip claim has its own unique value. This usually depends on the specific facts, like the age of the device, the degree of failure and patient complications, and whether the patient has undergone surgery to replace the device.
5. What is involved in filing a Stryker hip lawsuit? How long will it take?
Filing a Stryker hip lawsuit is simple. You can speak with a lawyer today to see if you qualify. Then, they will send you more information and gather your surgical records to begin preparing your case for trial or a settlement claim.