West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Recall costs are escalating on faulty artificial hips, and lawyers are urging patients to come forward quickly as the process gathers steam. The recall, which began in June, applies to two models of replacement hips made by Stryker Corp.
The two models, Rejuvenate and the ABG II, are at risk of corroding inside of patient's bodies, which can lead to swelling, pain and potential damage to surrounding tissues. The costs to Stryker will include testing patients using blood tests, MRI and X-rays, and potentially treating patients or offering new surgeries, as well as lawsuit and insurance costs, and Stryker upgraded its estimated cost to between $190 and 390 million, according to Reuters.
“Anyone who has had a hip replacement needs to act fast,” said Gary Iscoe, a personal injury lawyer who focuses on faulty product cases. “Styker is required to take your case seriously, and you may be at more risk than you think.”
Doctors have encouraged patients to come forward even if they haven't yet experienced symptoms, advice that Iscoe echoes as stated in the Reuters article.
“Every person with one of these hips faces the potential of long-term serious consequences. Right now you're entitled to treatment and compensation.”
According to the article, the Stryker recall comes on the heels of another hip replacement recall by Johnson & Johnson, and side by side with widespread patient complaints about another Stryker hip model, which squeaks when patients move.
“Obviously this raises questions about the viability of other replacement hips,” Iscoe said. “If you've had hip replacement surgery, talk to your doctor and then to a lawyer.”
About Gary Iscoe:
Gary T. Iscoe has is a co-founder of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene injury law firm. With 20 years of experience handling accidents and injuries, Iscoe is is actively working with patients on Stryker hip replacement recall. He started his legal career working for insurance companies and quickly decided he’d rather stand up for victims. He can be contacted at:
Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
2333 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134