Stryker or Zimmer Hip Implants

Seasoned New Mexico attorneys helping victims of defective hips

Even after potentially deadly problems with metal on metal hip designs became known to hip manufacturers decades ago, companies like Stryker and Zimmer have continued to manufacture prosthetic hips that create a metal on metal vulnerability that can lead to dislocation, fracture, and the release of dangerous metals into the blood stream, causing a condition called metallosis. Metallosis carries the potential of life long physical detriment, including death. Exposure to these conditions is a far cry from the promise of mobility, improved function, and freedom from hip pain that was promised by these companies and their armies of sales representatives at the time of your implant.
Some of these defective hips have been recalled by manufacturers, but some are still being implanted in patients today, despite on-going litigation questioning their safety.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall

Although recalled in July, 2012, an estimated 20,000 Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stems were sold throughout the United States, including to patients in New Mexico. As a result, thousands of patients have been exposed to the potential of metal fretting and corrosion, which results in the release of toxic metal debris into the surrounding tissue and blood stream. Patients who had a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant that is subject to the recall in many instances have received a letter from a company called Broadspire Stryker. This company is the third party claims administrator that Stryker hired to process claims for patients to obtain hip replacements. While time is of the essence, before contacting Broadspire, you may want to consult with a lawyer regarding your rights. Claims made via Broadspire do not include reimbursement for your pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, or many of the hardships you and your family have experienced as a result of this defective product.

Litigation to compensate those harmed by this known defective Stryker design is pending in federal and state Courts throughout the country. As a New Mexican, you have choices in how to proceed with your claim. As New Mexico attorneys we would like to be your partners in righting the wrong that has been committed by Stryker.
Please keep in mind that anything you disclose during Broadspire Stryker claims program could later be used as evidence against you in any Stryker hip recall lawsuit -- all the more reason to speak with an attorney before contacting Broadspire.

Litigation to compensate those harmed by this known defective Stryker design is pending in federal and state Courts throughout the country. As a New Mexican, you have choices in how to proceed with your claim. As New Mexico attorneys we would like to be your partners in righting the wrong that has been committed by Stryker.

Please keep in mind that anything you disclose during Broadspire Stryker claims program could later be used as evidence against you in any Stryker hip recall lawsuit -- all the more reason to speak with an attorney before contacting Broadspire.

Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology

Although many, non-recalled models of hips also pose a threat to the health and safety of hip implant recipients, the M/L Taper poses a particularly unique metal on metal concern that has led to metallosis in numerous individuals. The M/L Taper design was actually predicated for FDA approval on another hip design known to have metal-on-metal problems.
If you have experienced problems with your Zimmer M/L Taper hip and are interested in information on your legal rights, please give us a call.

Signs of hip implant failure

Toxic metal fragments from defective Stryker and Zimmer hip implants escape into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue. In some instances, imaging tests, joint aspiration and blood tests can measure the amount of metal in your system. If you have a Stryker or Zimmer hip implant, get tested and monitor your health for these signs:

  • Chest pain and shortness of breath, indicating heart trouble
  • Numbness, weakness, changes in vision or hearing, signaling nerve damage
  • Fatigue, feeling cold and gaining weight, revealing thyroid issues

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, the attorneys at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love can help investigate a potential case against the manufacturer.

Timing

In New Mexico, the right to pursue legal action against a manufacturer is limited to three years. Do not sit on your potential claims. It takes time to investigate and prepare a case, so contact us or another attorney immediately if you think you may have been harmed by this or another defective hip. In some instances, lawsuits against such companies cannot be filed in New Mexico, but instead must be filed in other states with even shorter statutes of limitations. Therefore, it is very important to not delay contact with an attorney who will immediately initiate investigation into whether you have legal claims.

Contact our skilled attorneys in Albuquerque today

The lawyers at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love, P.A. (MCML) are best at representing David against Goliath. We do not believe that big company profits stemming from dangerous products should be tolerated anywhere, and least of which against New Mexicans. Hold the manufacturers responsible for present and future pain and suffering by consulting a qualified Stryker / Zimmer Hip Implant attorney.

Call 505.903.6577 for a free initial consultation about your hip implant and any negative health repercussions.