The Pradaxa Helpline is expanding it’s mission to help all seniors injured by any dangerous drug or device with specific emphasis on drugs, and surgical device targeting seniors. These include: Pradaxa, Dialysis medications GranuFlo and Naturalyte, and the Stryker Rejuvuante and APG II neck stem recalled hip implants.
Stryker recalled both of these products on July 4, 2012 because the metal of the neck and stem can corrode, releasing toxic metal ions that can damage tissue and bones around the hip implant. This can cause severe pain, inflammation, metal poisoning (metallosis from chromium and cobalt), tissue death (necrosis), bone damage, pseudotumers, gait issues, and other serious problems. Revision surgery may be required. It is our senior population that is most effected by this recall.
Styker Orthopaedics has announced a recall of the ABG II modular-neck stem hip implant. Metal-on-metal parts of the device can corrode, shed toxic nano-particles into the body, and cause severe pain, inflammation, metal poisoning (metallosis), pseudotumors, and more
A Stryker ABG II Hip Implant Lawyer For Seniors Can Help
Call us for a lawyer with experience in dangerous devices and working with seniors, family members and caregivers. There are dangers for seniors with these hip replacements asexcessive corrosion at the neck joint, which could shed toxic nano-particles into the patient’s body. In addition, pain, inflammation, tissue damage, and swelling is caused by toxic metal nano-particles. There can be an allergic reaction, especially in patients with metal sensitivity. There can also be dissolving bone loss caused by metal nano-particles.
Additional Complications Our Seniors Face
- Chronic pain in the hip joint
- Inflammation, swelling
- Less walking ability, changes in gait
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Corrosion of the hip implant
- Tissue damage or death (necrosis)
- Bone loss in the hip
Call and speak to a dangerous drugs and surgical devices lawyer for seniors