Over the recent months, a lot of cases had been filed against the manufacturers of the stryker hip implants primarily because of the losses associated with the use of these implants. Various Stryker lawsuits claimed that the implants were defective because of the various complications that appeared after these devices had been implanted on patients.
The claim made by the complainants hinges primarily on the level of performance of these hip implants. In support of their claims, plaintiffs emphasize the implants’ tendency to corrode and fret. One consumer justice attorney even made an allegation in behalf of his client that the company providing such implants even made misrepresentations on the effectiveness and reliability of the implants. It was alleged that the manufacturer made a false claim that it was the perfect implant for the younger patient group that made orthopedists and surgeons to believe that it was the best available implant in the market.
As it turned out, the implant soon corroded and deteriorated after it was implanted on the patient’s hip. The rise in toxicity resulting from the corrosion turned out to be very detrimental to the patients because it triggered permanent and serious bone and tissue destructions. The FDA had said that metal toxicity can lead to serious and debilitating effects such as thyroid problems, renal dysfunctions, skin rashes as well as enlargement of the heart.
Other complaints against the stryker hip implant also allege that the manufacturers had a total disregard on the safety of the patients for its failure to properly warn patients and surgeons on the risks and complications associated with the use of this particular metal implant.
Although thee manufacturers claim otherwise, their actions subsequent to the complaints speak otherwise. In fact, their stryker hip recall is just proof that indeed the implants have unfavorable effects. Why would the manufacturers pull out the implants in the market if the implants are indeed safe to the patients? This is an act that is against their interests and no other proof may be asked to show that indeed the stryker hip implants indeed have problems.
If you are one of the thousands of patients who used this type of implant, I guess it is best that consultation with a consumer justice attorney is proper. In this way, you will know your rights as a patient and a victim of these toxic metal implants.