If you’ve received a Stryker v40 hip implant, you may have to undergo revision surgery to remove dead tissue in your hip joint or to replace your hip implant altogether. You shouldn’t have to pay those medical bills. A lawsuit can help you reach a settlement with Stryker to make sure you don’t have to pay for Stryker’s mistakes.
Ongoing Medical Complications
Once a problem with the Stryker v40 femoral head develops, it just continues to get worse. The metal femoral head corrodes, causing metallic particles to enter the hip joint. This can result in metal poisoning, which can result in necrotic (dead) tissue. Having necrotic tissue in your joint can lead to infection. The poisoning can affect your muscles, even your bones. In some cases, all of these problems can result in the catastrophic separation of the femoral head from the socket joint. These problems don’t even take into account the pain and suffering patients endure or the surgeries needed to minimize the damage.
One hip implant recipient developed an infection because of his metal-on-metal implant. He had to undergo a revision surgery, but that still didn’t fix his problems. His faulty implant caused him to be on antibiotics for the rest of his life with a great risk for yet another infection.
Get Your Hip Implant Settlement
A settlement can cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even lost wages. However, you can’t receive a settlement unless you file a lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit doesn’t necessarily mean you will have to go to trial. Your lawyer should be prepared to go to court, but many cases can be settled out-of-court. The size of your settlement will depend on the severity of your injuries, whether or not your case goes to trial, and the cost of your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Talk to Your Doctor and an Experienced Hip Implant Lawyer
Maybe you received a Stryker v40 hip implant but you’re unsure whether or not it’s causing you problems. Talk to your doctor and ask them to test your cobalt and chromium levels. Typically, if your levels are higher than normal, that is a good indicator that your Stryker v40 femoral head is causing problems, even if you’re not yet showing symptoms.
Talk to an experienced hip implant lawyer to see what your legal options are. If you’re suffering from your Stryker v40 hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Hensley Legal Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see if we can help you get the settlement you deserve.Contact a Lawyer Today