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Stryker Trident Hip Implant Lawsuits

According to the FDA letter, the following medical products which are manufactured by Stryker at their New Jersey plant could* contain manufacturing defects due to the poor manufacturing and quality control procedures:

  • Trident PSL Acetabular Shells
  • ReUnion Plasma Spray Humeral Stem
  • Solar Plasma Purefix HA Shoulder Stems
  • Duracon Total Knee Modular Femoral Component
  • Global Modular Hip Stems
  • Trident PSL HA Solid Black 52 MM
  • Trident Hemispherical Cluster 50 MM
  • Hip Implant components with ceramic bearing components

Stryker Orthopedics Corp, located in Mahwah, New Jersey, manufacturer of orthopedic devices, received a warning letter from the FDA about recurring problems with some of their Trident Hip Implant and other components. The substance of the warning letter dealt with certain manufacturing defects that could result in serious hip replacement problems which may require further surgery. Over the past three years, Stryker has been receiving numerous complaints regarding certain orthopedic devices. Yet despite their knowledge of potential defects, Stryker continued to sell their product.

The alleged defects could cause any of the following problems:

  • Clicking, grinding, or screeching
  • Abnormal pain or limp
  • Prosthesis failure or delamination
  • Revision and replacement surgery

The FDA released the warning letter on their website (FDA Warning Letter). The FDA’s investigation of a Stryker plant in New Jersey established that manufacturing problems and poor quality control have resulted in potentially defective hip implant and hip replacement parts being sold nationwide. According to the FDA letter, the company received complaints about their Trident Hip Implant parts and other hip replacement components between January 2005 and April 2007.

Reports from the FDA indicate that the defective hip replacement parts with ceramic bearing components could produce squeaking noises, resulting in pain and discomfort. These same reports also indicate that some of the Trident Hemispherical and Trident PSL cups have failed to function properly and hip implant components have been found to have poor fixation, which could result in serious bone fractures. In some cases, individuals who received the hip replacements required a second surgery due to implant failures.

The lawyers at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon P.C. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who suffered an injury as a result of defective Stryker Trident Hip Implant components. Despite knowledge of potential defects in their product, Stryker failed to take actions that could have prevented serious and permanent injuries for some of their customers. If you, a friend or family member have suffered a serious injury, fracture or additional surgery as a result of a hip replacement, please call us at 1-800-LAW-2000.

*NOTE: Stryker Orthopedics has taken exception to the warning letter issued by the FDA and admits no wrongdoing by recalling certain medical devices. The determination as to whether or not they are legally responsible for damages may be determined after investigation, discovery and trial. No representations as to the final outcome of this or any other legal claim can be made. The New Jersey Supreme Court says that before making your choice of attorney you should give this matter careful thought.

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