Medical device companies, such as Stryker, quietly groom doctors to promote their products. These are known as “key opinion leaders.” Stryker had “hot spots” in Florida and Oklahoma, but we now know doctors in Northern New Jersey and Southern New York liked the Stryker line. Many doctors switched to Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II after the DePuy ASR recall. Stryker falsely touted these as not being metal-on-metal.
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The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II systems were recalled in 2012 for metallosis and failure. Stryker’s patented titanium TMFZ femoral stem and cobalt/chrome neck create a corrosive reaction which poisons the patient’s bones and tissues. Even before the recall, Stryker acknowledged this general problem of mismatched metals in sales material.
Stryker co-marketed the implant with Howmedica, a New Jersey company. This means we can file any client’s case in New Jersey. Medical device litigation in New Jersey courts can provide strategic options not available in other state or federal courts.
Canada has recalled (and Australia has warned about) the LFIT CoCr V40 Stryker femoral heads. In some implants there is excessive wear on the trunnion and the implant fails. Patients experience intense pain and instability requiring revision surgery. Orthopedics may currently be thinking that this is “typical” wear and tell but it is not. The implant should last at least ten years, but is lasting for half that time. These heads are used interchangeably in any of Stryker’s hip implants from before 2011.
Our New York defective hip replacement lawyers work closely with clients, their families and their physicians. Physicians rarely understand the liability aspects of your claim, and we take the time to explain to them how a company’s defective product was able to be marketed while hiding its shortcomings.
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