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Lawyer discovers first-hand pain of recalled Stryker hip implants

July 12th, 2013

An attorney who represents patients of faulty hip replacements recently underwent revision surgery to remove a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement. Doug Blankman had the metal-on-metal hip implant removed after doctors told him two pieces were rubbing together and corroding.

Stryker issued a Rejuvenate recall after patients shared similar concerns of metal hip replacement side effects, including tissue damage and toxic levels of metal in the bloodstream. Blankman filed a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit on his own behalf, alleging that the company released a defective device.

Stryker is one of several companies to be facing metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits. Many of the devices were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s 501(K) loophole, which allows manufacturers to bypass significant clinical testing by claiming the metal-on-metal implants were similar to other existing implants on the market.

 

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