3 Terrifying Realities Of Receiving A Defective Hip Implant
In the United States, doctors perform over 300,000 hip replacements every year. This can be for any number of reasons, but almost always involves some kind of artificial hip implant. Usually this is a pretty straightforward thing, but when the implant is poorly designed and defective, like the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II — it can turn your life upside down. Why are the makers of Stryker hip implants facing a massive lawsuit? It has a lot to do with horrors like these…
3. Hearing The Words “Corroded Inside The Body” Is About As Insane As You’d Think
Try this. Go into your garage, grab a brand new nail, drop it in a glass of water, and let it sit there — for the summer. When you go back and look, no matter what the box says, odds are the nail is going to corrode. When metal is in the body, science needs to keep it from corroding; a task at which the Stryker implants failed horribly. As the metal in the implant broke down, it released corroded metal particles into the body, causing Metallosis — a type of blood poisoning.
2. It Causes A Type Of Tissue Damage Too Graphic For Your Nightmares
In addition to making your blood toxic, metallosis has this little habit of killing the tissue that’s around it. The damage is excruciatingly painful and wreaks absolute havoc around the site of the implant. If you never see a photo of what that type of tissue damage looks like — count your lucky stars. We’ve been trying to get the image out of our head for a while now. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II caused this reaction in thousands of patients and was probably scarier than you’re imagining.
1. The Company Issues A Recall As If That Makes Everything All Better
What if a pizza parlor delivered you a pizza made with spoiled sausage, causing your whole family to get sick and you miss two days of work? Would you be ok if the pizza parlor took the pizza back and said “my bad, sorry about that”? That doesn’t change the fact that you had to knock off of work while you threw up all day. The Stryker hip implant recall is the same concept. People had to deal with toxic blood conditions, all-day pain for extended period of time, and more or less had their lives ruined. Is “Sorry about that” going to help? Hence the lawsuit.
If you or your family member received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant, it’s important that you speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. Use our form below to schedule your free consultation and learn about your rights.