Jim Adler | The Tough, Smart Lawyer
By Jim Adler September 28, 2015

In late August of 2015 Stryker recalled nearly 17,000 arm implant devices because their packaging could be compromised while being transported. Namely, for 16,992 units of five orthopedic devices of the arm, the sterile barrier of the packaging could be compromised, noted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Five Forearm Implant Devices Recalled

The five Stryker implant devices recalled are the Recon radial implant and rHead lateral stem, both designed for replacement of the proximal end of the radius bone of the forearm, the Sigmoid Notch radial plate and the uHead ulnar implant, both designed for replacement of the forearm’s distal radioulnar joint between the forearm’s two bones, and the Radio-Capitellum, designed to enhance elbow function.

Customers impacted by the voluntary Stryker recall were alerted by email and by a medical device removal letter in late June. Stryker claims that no adverse events have been reported in relation to the recall.

Stryker acquired each of these devices in 2014 as part of its $375 million purchase of Small Bone Innovations. The five devices were manufactured in Mahwah, NJ, by Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, for distribution worldwide.

Class 2 Recall Parameters

This was a Class 2 recall, as designated by the FDA. Class 2 recalls involve situations in which “use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

A Class 2 recall is the second-most serious recall classification given by the FDA, whose recall notice also included lot and part numbers of the targeted devices.

With headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Stryker Corp. has around $9 billion in annual revenue. Subsidiary Stryker Orthopaedics controls almost 25% of the knee and hip implant market in the United States and is considered the nation’s second-largest seller of orthopaedic devices — and is among the world’s 15 most profitable orthopaedic and spine device companies, focusing on knee, hip, shoulder and bone products.

However, massive hip implant recalls had to be issued in 2012. Indeed, there have been hundreds of Stryker injury lawsuits since the recall was issued.

Stryker Hip, Knee Implants Also Recalled

Among Stryker recalls for defective medical devices was an FDA recall issued for parts made for the socket section of Stryker hip implants in 2008. Also, in 2012 the FDA issued a Stryker recall for the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, which includes the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.

Stryker hip implant recalls involved new metal-on-metal hip implants which sometimes failed within a few months of hip replacement surgery. Though such devices were supposed to endure for up to 20 years, many failed by grinding away tiny shards of toxic metal which then became embedded in tissues and bone, causing pain, inflammation and loss of mobility.

Then a follow-up implant surgery was needed, also known as replacement surgery, to replace the defective hip replacement.

Stryker also has been known to make defective knee implants. The FDA warned Stryker that components of two knee implants, the Scorpio and Duracon, were not conforming to manufacturing standards. Stryker then recalled one knee implant system and parts of others.

Stryker Implant Lawsuits

If a member of your family has been injured by a defective Stryker forearm implant or other medical device, notify the defective medical device attorneys at Jim Adler & Associates for your free case review. You could be legally entitled to significant financial compensation for your losses, which could come with a Stryker implant lawsuit.

FREE Case Review

Google Reviews

I went to the office and everyone was so considerate and professional , so my first impression was good, I felt like I was in good hands. Then I received a call from Vanessa Garcia, she was on top of EVERYTHING! I never had to call her, she always called me. She even called to see how I was doing , and if I needed help with anything. That is why I have absolutely no worries.read more
JASMYNE THOMPSON
JASMYNE THOMPSON
13:42 01 Jun 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!read more
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.read more
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.read more
Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.read more
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
Jim Adler only offer nothing less than a great experience. They are a very well-established organization. They are outstanding on keeping you up to date with cases. There's no beating around the bush with this organization as they are only straight forward with the whole process. They treat their customers like family as well as go above and beyond to fight cases for you only leaving you with nothing but the best experience. Easy 5-star rated organization. I would highly recommend this one organization you not look over.read more
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
If you’ve been seriously injured, get The Tough, Smart Lawyer! ®
Get Help Right Now
Principal Office Houston, TX