The second part in order to qualify is having your hip removed for a recalled related event or reason. If your hip was removed because of an infection, or removed because you fell down after it was implanted, those types of reasons for removing the hip do not qualify. There is also a threshold requirement stating the Stryker hip was removed because of a recalled related reason. In order to qualify for the settlement, your medical records need to show one of the following: elevated cobalt and chromium, positive MRI (showing tissue damage or fluid accumulation), or tissue damage from metallosis found during surgery.
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