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Dangerous Stryker Metal-on-Metal Hip Components Recalled

July 9, 2012  ·  By HM&M


In the wake of an FDA investigation of metal-on-metal hip implants, Stryker recently followed the lead of other artificial hip manufacturers and recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to Stryker, these components are dangerous because they can potentially corrode inside a patient's body. Yet, in its release, Stryker failed to fully describe the substantial risks associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. When metal-on-metal hip implants corrode, particles can build up in the body and cause a condition known as osteolysis, which further weakens the surrounding bone, muscles, and tissues. The metal can also get into the bloodstream and cause a host of illnesses.

Thousands and thousands of patients across the county have already experienced the adverse effects of metal-on-metal hip implants, including bone and soft issue breakdown, infections, fractures, swelling, severe pain and limited mobility. As a Chicago product liability trial attorney, I strongly urge anyone experiencing side effects from metal-on-metal hip implants to consult their doctor immediately.

July 9, 2012

Investigation of 2009 Plane Crash Reveals Widespread Negligence

The investigation of the tragic crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009 had led experts to suggest that the pilots were not properly trained to handle the plane in an emergency situation and were too dependent on the plane's autopilot system. Air France Flight 447 was traveling from Rio de Janiero to Paris on... Read More

July 9, 2012

Ford Recalls 421,000 Escapes Due to Unintended Acceleration

This past week, Ford announced that it was recalling approximately 421,000 Escapes manufactured from 2001-2004 due to a defect that causes unintended acceleration in the vehicles. The defect at issue resulted from cruise control cables being damaged during an unrelated recall earlier this year. The defect could prevent a fully depressed gas pedal from returning... Read More

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