Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides Recall Lawyers
The Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides recall lawyers at the firm of Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC have earned an impressive reputation for tenacious defense of their clients’ rights and are currently investigating lawsuits across the United States on behalf of victims who suffered serious injury as a result of this potentially defective medical device. The FDA issued a Class 1 recall for the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides on April 18, 2013 after receiving at least 44 reports of severe patient injuries resulting from manufacturing defects.
According to our Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides recall lawyers, patients who were harmed by this device could be entitled to substantial compensation for their damages. For more information on Stryker ShapeMatch medical product liability lawsuits, please contact us at 1-888-554-2889. We offer:
- Free Stryker lawsuit consultations with an experienced medical device attorney
- Home and hospital visits anywhere in the United States
- Scheduling to suit your convenience
- No legal fees unless you recover compensation
What is the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide?
Stryker Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are single-use cutting guides which are custom-crafted to suit patients’ unique bodies and are used by surgeons to assist them in sizing, positioning, and aligning the Stryker Triathlon Total Knee System. To use these devices, surgeons enter a 3D image of the patient’s knee created during an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan into the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides software, which then guides the surgeon in the selection and implantation of knee replacement components. According to Stryker, the cutting guides help surgeons to fit knee implants more efficiently and with greater accuracy, and they also allow surgeons to make smaller incisions.
Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides Defects and Injuries
Though the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides systems were created to help make knee replacement surgery faster and more accurate, Stryker quickly determined that defects in these devices could lead to serious injuries. According to Stryker, manufacturing errors discovered after numerous product complaints and through post-marketing analysis could lead to an improper fit of knee implants.
A poorly-fitted knee implant may become prematurely loose, potentially causing serious injuries and leading to knee implant revision surgery. Injuries which may arise as a result of Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides defects include:
- Knee dislocation
- Sounds such as clicking, grinding, or popping coming from the knee implant
- Limping or instability
- Decreased range of motion
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides Recall
The Stryker Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides system was approve by the FDA in May 2011, and serious problems became almost immediately apparent. Just 6 months after releasing this product, Stryker Orthopaedics sent an email to surgeons and imaging centers to immediately discontinue use of the guides until given further notice. Then, on April 10, 2013 Stryker issued a voluntary urgent recall of the device, which was promptly followed by a Class I recall by the FDA on April 18. The FDA only issues Class I recalls, their most serious level of recall, for products for which “there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
Contact our Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides Recall Lawyers
If your knee implant revision surgery or knee replacement injuries were suffered after the use of a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other possible damages. To learn more, contact the StrykerShapeMatch Cutting Guides recall lawyers at Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC for a free defective medical device lawsuit consultation.