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Dunkirk Stryker Hip Replacement Information

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

Hip replacement devices made by Stryker Orthopaedics were voluntarily recalled over concerns that the metal-to-metal contact of replacement components caused harm to surrounding body tissue, pain, and swelling. Failure of these components releases toxins into the blood causing metal poisoning.

Stryker Hip Replacement Legal Options

A growing body of evidence suggests that metal-to-metal hip replacements are inherently defective. If you have a Stryker hip replacement device and are experiencing pain, swelling and other symptoms you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Learn your rights by consulting a Dunkirk attorney handling this type of case.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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