Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Patients who received Stryker metal-on-metal hip implants and suffered injuries as an alleged result of these implants are encouraged to call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin to discuss a potential claim for compensation.
The Stryker Corporation voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem systems in July after the FDA received formal adverse event reports of metal toxicity from patients who received the hip implants.
According to the Stryker Corporation's website, metal components in the hip implants have been found to rub against each other, eroding small metal particles into the blood, surrounding tissue and bones. Those patients who had received the Stryker hip implants may have had required revision surgery to correct the painful injuries believed to be caused by the implants.
The symptoms of metal toxicity, known as metallosis, may include:
- Pain and swelling at the implant site
- Redness or rash around the area
- Difficulty walking
As stated on the Stryker Corporation's website, exposure to the metal particles has led to other side effects in some patients, including damage to the bone and surrounding tissue, inflammation, and disability. Some cancers and neurological and cardiac disorders have also been associated with exposure to metal particles in the body.
About the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 31 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Eminent Domain, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law, one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations.
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701