In January 2008, Stryker Corp. recalled two models of hip replacements, the Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cups. The recall followed the FDA's discovery of substandard, unsanitary conditions at two Stryker manufacturing plants and reports of persistent pain and injuries following hip replacement surgeries involving the Stryker cup models. Patients had been reporting pain, broken hip replacement parts, migration of hip parts, loosening of the hip cups, squeaking, grinding, and crunching of the Stryker hip replacements while walking and other problems. In some cases, painful and costly additional revision surgeries were required to fix the problems.
If you received a defective Stryker hip replacement that caused you pain or injury, you may have rights. Makers of medical devices may fail to properly test their products before offering them to patients, which can lead to devastating and painful injuries. You may be able to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact Law Offices of Jason Mark today for a complimentary, no-obligation review of your Stryker hip replacement case. Call 1-866-50-RIGHTS (1-866-507-4448) or fill out the form on this page.
FDA Finds Substandard Conditions at Stryker Plants
In November 2007, the FDA issued a warning letter after inspectors found serious safety problems at the Stryker manufacturing facility in Mahwah, New Jersey. Staphylococcus bacteria, rhodococcus spp., corynebacterium propinquum, and other disease-causing germs were found in the plant, leading the FDA to issue a stern warning to Stryker in to clean up the problems. The FDA feared that contaminated parts could have been shipped to physicians and implanted in patients. Problems with product testing procedures at Stryker's Cork, Ireland plant were addressed in a March 2007 warning letter from the FDA.
Two Stryker Models Involved in Recall
The recalled Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cups featured ceramic-on-ceramic joints which were intended to make the parts more durable and suitable for younger, active patients receiving replacement hips. However, patients who received the replacement hips complained of constant pain, squeaky joints, breaking of hip replacement parts, and other problems. Coupled with the problems at Stryker Corps manufacturing plant, these patient problems finally pressured Stryker to recall the problematic hip replacement models on January 22, 2008.
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If you or a loved one received a Stryker hip replacement, you may have rights. If you were forced to endure additional surgeries to correct the results of your first hip replacement procedure or experienced pain or other injuries, you may qualify for financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Law Offices of Jason Mark, our dedicated, aggressive attorneys will fight for the best possible legal resolution of your case. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and evaluation of your possible case. Simply complete the case submission form on this page or call us at 1-866-50-RIGHTS (1-866-507-4448).