Product Liability

Stryker Hip Recall and Claims-if you had a hip replacement between 2009 and 2012 you need to keep reading.

These types of cases concern the Stryker Metal Hip Implants (which includes the Stryker Rejuvenate and the Abg ii Modualr-Neck Hip Implant) which were recalled by Stryker on June 6, 2012.

Following the recall, Stryker made the decision to compensate people who received these products as a result of surgery to repair fractures to the neck of the femur requiring what is commonly referred to as a hip implant. Unfortunately the products referenced above were determined to be defective/prone to failure, causing metal on metal rubbing/corrosion which invariably lead to metallosis or metal poisoning- meaning excessive amounts of cobalt and chromium in the person’s blood. The result of which is that the failure resulted in various degrees of damage to the surrounding tissue from minor damage to complete destruction – the extent of which can only be determined if the person has revision surgery. In some cases the resulting damage to the heart, liver and other organs can be devastating. One of the problems in these cases is that the experts in the area still don’t know the full extent of the damage that can occur as a result of the excessive amounts of cobalt and chromium in ones blood.

Mr. Molk personally handles these cases and has successfully settled them without having to become involved in what is called multi district litigation (mdl). The patient/client will receive the same benefits as those who hire attorneys and file complaints. The difference is that when a case is filed, not only does it take much longer to settle but the client incurs unnecessary expenses for which the client is responsible. If an attorney files the case it is then either transferred to federal court in Minneapolis, MN or New Jersey. Of course Mr. Molk would not do anything to jeopardize the client’s right to recovery and would file the case if it was necessary to ensure that there would be no violation of the statute of limitations.

Mr. Molk has determined that patients/clients are much better off financially and emotionally by resolving the case without getting involved in expensive and protracted litigation.

Mr. Molk personally verifies that a proper and thorough investigation of the patient/clients medical records is performed. That a complete review of the original surgical records, revision records, blood work (cobalt and chromium results), physical therapy records and any other relevant records are properly and competently reviewed. That proper and timely review of out of pocket losses, lost time from work and lost wages are properly calculated. Mr. Molk also makes sure that the impact on the patient’s/client’s quality of life and affect on their spouse is properly considered when attempting to settle the case.

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