Our lawyers are filing lawsuits against Stryker Corp. for injuries suffered by patients who were implanted with the company’s Triathlon Total Knee Replacement System. This article contains some of the most frequently asked questions about Stryker knees, complications and litigation.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had knee surgery problems, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is the Stryker Triathlon Knee Replacement?
The Triathlon knee implant has a single radius design which provides greater range of motion and requires less effort from the quadricep muscle than earlier models, according to Stryker. The device was approved in May 2011 via the FDA’s 510(k) approval loophole, which allows products into the market which are “substantially equivalent” to existing devices.
What’s the Problem?
Stryker Corp. is facing product liability lawsuits alleging that ShapeMatch Cutting Guides did not meet the correct specifications for patients who received the Triathlon Total Knee Replacement System, resulting in knee implant failure, the need for revision surgery, and other adverse health complications.
Which Complications has the Triathlon Knee Been Linked to?
- Loose or misaligned knee
- Bone fracture
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility (walking, climbing stairs, etc.)
- Nerve damage
- Stiffness or loss of flexibility
- Nerve damage
- Revision surgery
Has the Triathlon Knee Been Recalled?
The Stryker Triathlon has not been recalled. However, the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide used to implant the device was recalled in April 2013. If you had knee surgery and you are now suffering from pain, looseness, limited mobility, or required revision surgery for your knee implant, you may qualify for a lawsuit.
What Should I Do if I’m Having Problems with my Knee?
Contact your surgeon immediately to schedule an appointment. If they determine that you’ve been injured by an allegedly defective knee replacement component, you should contact the law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, to learn more about your legal rights.
Can I File a Stryker Triathlon Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Stryker Corp., the manufacturer of the Triathlon Total Knee Replacement System, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Is This a Class Action?
No. We handle all Stryker Triathlon Knee Lawsuits individually.
What are Complaints Alleging?
Most cases involving medical devices allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential complication. In the case of the Triathlon knee replacement, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Stryker failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the potential injuries that can occur when the implant is used with Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against Stryker Corp., you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your knee injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective medical device into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a Stryker Triathlon Knee Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker Knee Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new knee replacement complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had complications following knee replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.