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Those who received hip replacement may be eligible for settlement

Many Houston residents will receive a hip replacement at some point in their life. This popular surgery usually goes without incident but there have been instances where patients have been fitted with a defective medical device. These patients have received many medical complications because of the defective device.

Hip replacement devices that were manufactured by medical device maker Stryker have caused many patients unexpected complications. Two of the manufacturer's devices, the Stryker Rejuvenate and the AGB II were voluntarily recalled in July 2012 due to numerous reports of failures. Now patients who have suffered complications from the joint replacement device are eligible for compensation. The devices were recalled because of the risk of the metals corroding and releasing toxic material into the blood stream and causing muscle, tissue and bone deterioration. There was also a special coating on the device which promoted the bone to grow into the device. This makes the device especially hard to remove from patients and has resulted in unintended femur fractures. Patients are eligible to receive compensation if they received the recalled replacement hip and have had it removed.

Medical device makers who produce devices before adequate testing is done can cause harm to patients as is the case in the Stryker Company. Patients who suffer from these devices can have unforeseen medical complications. It is important to hold these companies responsible for their negligence. Compensation can be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Patients who have suffered from a defective hip replacement in Houston may have suffered from many unexpected complications. Compensation can help these people recoup some of their losses.

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