On July 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Stryker Corp. had recalled its Accolade TMZF hip stem.
What Is the Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stem?
The Stryker Accolade TMZF is a hip stem that’s used in hip replacement procedures. According to the FDA’s recall announcement, hip stems are inserted into the thigh bone to provide support to the femoral head in either an initial implantation procedure or a revision procedure. Unlike most all-metal hip devices, which are often made of cobalt and chromium, the Accolade TMZF is comprised of mostly titanium.
Stryker Accolade TMZF Hip Stems Have Been Recalled
The FDA announced that a letter sent by Stryker to health care providers on January 6, 2009, regarding the Accolade TMZF is a hip stem and titled “Urgent Product Recall,” constituted a class II recall. According to the FDA, Stryker recalled specific lots the device because they deviated from Stryker’s specifications for “tensile bond strength and crystallinity.”
The recall affects 1,628 hip stems, though “no consumer action is necessary.” The FDA defines a class II recall as “a situation 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.”
RLG’s Stryker Accolade TMZF Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Stryker Accolade TMZF lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file an Accolade TMZF lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Stryker Accolade TMZF class action lawsuits, FDA Accolade TMZF warnings, and additional Stryker Accolade TMZF FDA recall announcements. If you received an Accolade TMZF and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today. We might be the Stryker Accolade TMZF hip law firm for you.