Broward County, Florida Hip Implant Lawsuit Blames Stryker Rejuvenate Replacement Device for Plaintiff's Health Complications
Jaime Simon has filed a Broward County, Florida hip implant injury case against Stryker Orthopedics for complications linked to the company's Stryker Rejuvenate hip device. Alleging breach of warranties, negligence, manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn, the plaintiff wants the defendant to cover related expense, including medical costs.
In the Florida hip implant lawsuit, Simon, a West Palm Beach resident, complains of experiencing a great deal of discomfort in the area where the implant procedure occurred. While the hip device didn’t come loose, it was later discovered that a pseudotumor had formed, as well as possible fluid accumulation around the implant.
Simon also says that small fragments from the metal replacement system had entered the bloodstream, causing heavy metal ion contamination. A few months ago, the plaintiff underwent revision surgery and has since undergone inpatient rehab.
After Simon filed the South Florida defective medical device case, Stryker had moved the complaint to federal court contending that a South Florida agency named as a defendant was placed there to beat the diversity jurisdiction of the district court. Simon then sought to get the case remanded to state court and a judge has granted that request.
In July 2012, Stryker recalled the Rejuvenate hip following numerous reports of hip implant failure and related complications.
South Florida Hip Implant Lawsuits
In the past few years, metal hip replacement devices have been linked to hundreds of incidents involving medical device failure and/or metal contamination. Other complications have included pain, swelling, tissue injuries, bone loss, and femur fractures.
For implant patients, this type of device failure can take a physical and emotional toll—especially if the person is older and/or already suffering from health issues. Also, the need for revision surgery to replace the original implant has been happening way too soon for many patients, who not only had to contend with the first procedure, accompanying recovery time, and serious side effects that arose and now must undergo yet another surgery and risk more complications.
Hip implant failure seems to be a problem plaguing not just one or two manufacturers, but a number of those in the industry, including DePuy Orthopedics, which is a Johnson & Johnson company, Zimmer Holdings, Biomet Inc., Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical Technology Inc. You want to make sure to work with a South Florida Stryker hip implant defect law firm that knows how to successfully handle this type of products liability case.
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