Do I have to sue my doctor when I have a recalled hip explanted or revised?
Stryker has recalled its LFit V40 femoral heads used with hip implants. Stryker will most likely take care of the direct cost that comes with the medical care but who is responsible for the pain and suffering that you are going through as a result of the additional surgery to have the recalled hip revised or explanted?
Unfortunately, when you find out that your hip has been recalled and your bills from additional medical care keep piling up, the only way to be compensated for this is via a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has a recalled hip, call The DiCello Law Firm at (888)778-8880 so we can help you understand your rights.
Who is the responsible party in a hip recall?
In a situation where a hip was recalled after it was implanted, it is the manufacturer of the hip, not your doctor. So, in the case of the LFit V40 recall, the manufacturer, Stryker is the responsible party. It was the manufacturer who told the medical community that their product was safe when in fact it was not. Your doctor is going to be a helpful partner in this time of stress.
What Does This Mean For You, The Patient?
If you have a Stryker hip replacement, we suggest you contact your physician to find out if they have received the recall letter and to confirm what type of hip replacement you have.
Please don't hesitate calling us for legal advice regaring the Stryker LFit V40 recall
If you want to learn more about how you can be fairly compensated not only for the medical bills but for the ,pain, suffering,, and lost wages you have lost as a result of having a recalled hip such as the LFit V40, please give us a call today and we can explain you your rights.
If you or a loved one believes that they have been injured by a hip replacement product call the lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm at (888)778-8880, for an immediate and frank discussion about how we can help you.