A medical lawsuit filed in the United States, by a plaintiff from Oklahoma has sued Trident Implant Device maker, Stryker Orthopedics for bearing negligence in their manufacturing procedures. The lawsuit was filed on June 6, 2012 on District Court of Oklahoma County by the reported plaintiff Marsha Kennard. However, to streamlining the judicial process and for the sake of consolidation of the case with other lawsuits pertaining to the same device was transferred to the U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma on September 11, 2012.

According to the hip implant lawsuit filed by the plaintiff and the Stryker hip lawyer who is taking care of the litigation on her behalf, the plaintiff got this device implanted on December 15, 2008, however within two years of receiving the implant she required revision surgery and suffered from 3 separate and different instances of hip dislocation. Viewing the degree of physical pain and trauma the plaintiff and her personal injury lawyer has framed the charges of negligence and failing to warn patients of possible risks against the defendant.

As a compensation for the damages the plaintiff and her hip implant attorney seek a sum of more than $75,000 along with the medical expenses that she had endured all the way through. The plaintiff said they are ready both for court judgment or Stryker hip Settlement. The Stryker hip device is a metal-on-metal implant that is widely used across the United States for hip replacement.

The Stryker Orthopedics, also a defendant in this case is a global leader in the field of medical appliance manufacturing. The company manufactures and markets a wide array of innovative medical technologies and devices. The company has proved itself a leader in the field of manufacturing hip implants and spine products. The Trident hip implant manufactured by this company helps medical professionals get rid of many problems and concerns pertaining to hip implant like reducing potentially early failure of the implant minimizing the amount of wear and increase the material strength in total hip replacement bearings.

Some of the features of this hip implant device are:

  • Less wear
  • Patented titanium sleeve
  • Time-tested in U.S. clinical study

However like other implants this device too is not devoid of complications, side effects and other issues. Some of the major problems that have been observed with Trident hip implant are:

  • High failure rate
  • Pain in the hip
  • Bone fractures
  • Squeaking noises

According to the warning letter issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration various individuals, companies and third party agencies have reported complaints over the past three years. All these complaints filed by these people are consistent with manufacturing defects. Bedsides these complaints many lawsuits were filed against the manufacturer seeking compensation for the physical pain and mental harassments that plaintiffs suffered.