May 30, 2013 | Thornton Law Firm Share:Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on May 30, 2013 4:18:00 PM Before any individual with the recalled hip enters into the claims reimbursement program, we caution them to speak with an attorney first. Individuals will be asked to provide Stryker with medical authorizations, and other personal information which would allow access to detailed information contained in the patient’s medical records to both Stryker and third party contractors. It also will allow Stryker to have unfettered access to the patients’ medical providers and further allow them the ability to inquire into unrelated medical conditions and issues without notice to the patient. It is therefore important to fully understand all aspects of this detailed process prior to participation. Stryker initiated its recall of its metal-on-metal implants in June of 2012. Because the Stryker hip recall came more than a year and a half after DePuy’s, it did not receive as much attention from the media. But make no mistake, the defective Stryker hips are capable of causing the same debilitating injuries as the DePuy hip implants. In addition, because of concerns that these metal hip implants may have released metal fragments after implantation, Stryker itself is recommending that recipients of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hips undergo blood testing to check for the presence of metal. Thornton Law Firm is actively litigating cases against Stryker. Before signing anything, we would advise you to contact us for a free consultation and review. Our experience d team of hip implant lawyers will work closely with you and see to it that you get the medical treatment you need and that your legal rights are fully protected. If you have questions about your Stryker claim, please contact Marilyn McGoldrick at Thornton Law Firm at 888-341-1405.