In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics issued a Stryker hip recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG Stryker implants. Read on for updates on the latest Stryker hip implant recall news and information. We provide the latest Stryker Rejuvenate hip news and Stryker ABG hip info. If you received a Stryker implant and experienced complications, contact a Stryker hip implant recall lawyer today for a free case review. Stay informed about Stryker hip news through our Stryker hip information center.
The Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems included in the Stryker hip replacement recall had been on the market since 2008. By the time the recall was announced in 2012, more than 20,000 potentially defective hips had been sold globally. The neck components of the Stryker hips are made from chromium and cobalt, while the stems are made of titanium. When these metal components rub against each other, they can generate dangerous levels of toxic metal debris, which may lead to pain, swelling, adverse local tissue reactions, and ultimately premature failure of the Stryker hip replacements.
On August 8, 2012, the first Stryker Rejuvenate recall lawsuit was filed against Stryker Orthopaedics in New Jersey Superior court, Bergen County. The plaintiff in the Stryker hip lawsuit alleges that the Stryker Rejuvenate hip she received led to metal debris shed into her bloodstream, one of the Stryker hip side effects. The Stryker Rejuvenate, recalled because of the metal components’ worrisome tendency to fret and corrode, led to elevated metal ion levels in her bloodstream, and ultimately forced her to undergo a painful and difficult revision surgery. The plaintiff developed other complications from the metallosis caused by her Stryker Rejuvenate hip, including:
That claim was one of what would turn out to be hundreds of Stryker hip implant lawsuits filed against the manufacturer. As of July 2013, 273 Stryker hip replacement claims had been filed in a Multicounty Litigation underway in Bergen County Superior Court. An additional 159 lawsuits filed in the wake of the Stryker hip replacement recall were pending a federal multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. More filings are likely, and the consolidated litigations will allow the claims to proceed more efficiently by avoiding duplicative ruling and discovery, and preserve the resources of the courts, parties and witnesses. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing Stryker hip replacement lawsuits in the Bergen County proceeding.
Shortly after it was announced, doctors began to send notification letters to patients informing them of the Stryker hip recall. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II are metal modular-neck stems were used in with a number of other components. Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG injuries include pain and swelling at the site of the implant, loosening of the joints, metallosis, immobility and inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue.
It is possible that you may have a Stryker hip implant component even if you did not receive Stryker hip recall news from your doctor. You should see your doctor right away if you’re experiencing any of the signs of adverse effects. However, even if you are not experiencing symptoms currently, it’s important to get evaluated as some side effects may take time to manifest. Contact a Stryker hip implant recall lawyer at our firm to get more Stryker hip info and to learn about your legal rights.
You may also be contacted by a company called Broadspire Claims Services, which was retained by Stryker to help it manage patient reimbursement claims related to the Stryker hip replacement recall. Stryker has promised that the Broadspire claims process will reimburse patients with affected Stryker hip replacements for expenses relating to testing, treatment, and revision surgery, as well as “other costs” related to the recall. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is urging recipients of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems to contact an attorney prior to engaging in any contact with Broadspire. Any information you provide to Broadspire in the course of this claims process can be used in any Stryker hip replacement lawsuit you file. For that reason, it important to obtain legal advice to ensure your rights are not placed in jeopardy.
Learn more about Stryker hip recall injuries, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II background, and how to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit.
The Stryker hip recall was not the first of its kind. In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implants because of their high failure rates often leading to revision surgery. The DePuy ASR hip replacement caused similar problems as the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG hip implants. There are currently over 4,000 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts over the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, and over 11,000lawsuits concerning the recalled DePuy ASR implants. Although the recalled Stryker hip parts are not used exclusively in metal-on-metal hips, because the components themselves are made of metal, it often leads similar problems.
If you received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG hip implant, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case review by calling . A lawyer may be able to help you collection compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A lawyer will also advise you on the next steps to take and keep you updated on Stryker hip news.
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