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The lawyers at our firm appreciate that even a single act of misconduct can affect hundreds or even thousands of people. That is because we live in an interconnected society where the ramifications of an incident are rarely isolated. The potential for expansive harm is perhaps most acute in situations related to product liability and mass produced materials. Of course anything from toys to window blinds can pose unnecessarily high risks of danger. Because of the mass use of those products, even one faulty error can have significant consequences.

The same is true for products like medical devices. If those devices are not manufactured or designed appropriately, then hundreds or thousands of medical patients might be harmed. These risks are well known, which is why these medical device manufacturers and designers are held to reasonable standards of conduct. They cannot make products that pose high risks of harm to patients. Unfortunately, sometimes those standards are not followed, and serious harm results.

Stryker Hip Recall

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Over the past two years our attorneys have shared information about the DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement recalls. Those products, manufactured by a company owned by Johnson & Johnson, has affected thousands of patients across the country, including some in Illinois. Unfortunately, the problems associated with that device are not necessarily unique. Other hip implant systems may also post similar risks to patients, and it is critical that local residents be aware of those risks so that appropriate steps can be taken to prevent harm or seek accountability.

The latest defective hip implant system making waves involves the Stryker Orthopaedic Rejuvenate Modular Hip Implant or ABG II modular-neck hip system. It was recalled in July of this year and many affect local residents. We urge those who have had a hip implant (or know others who have) to be vigilant about these particular dangers to see if you or your loved one might be affected.

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