Man sues medical device company over recalled hip replacement

A patient seeks compensation from a medical device manufacturer after his hip replacement device had to be removed due to a recall.

Charles Thomas filed the complaint on Dec. 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Stryker Corporation, of Michigan.

According to the complaint, Dr. Peter Anderson performed a hip replacement surgery on Thomas in 2008. Anderson implanted a Stryker hip replacement device during the procedure. The device remained in place until Dec. 19, 2022, when it was removed by Dr. Cecilia Pascual Garrido at Barnes Hospital.

Thomas claims the device was removed because he began to notice severe pain in that area. He returned to see Anderson, who discovered that the hip replacement device was on Stryker’s list for recall. Anderson referred Thomas to Garrido.

“The hip replacement originally sold to Dr. Anderson and used in his original surgery was defective and unreasonably dangerous as evidenced by the recall,” the suit states.

“As a result of Stryker providing a defective and unreasonably dangerous product, plaintiff suffered substantial damage, including pain and suffering, loss of normal life, and medical expenses, and may continue to suffer same,” it continues.

Thomas seeks compensation in excess of $50,000, plus court costs.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

Leave a Reply