What’s Going On?
Some 20,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems were recalled in July 2012 because the devices were prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. Plaintiffs in Stryker hip recall lawsuits allege that this defect can cause dangerous amounts of metal ions to leech into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, leading to implant failure, metallosis and other complications. Our attorneys are offering free case reviews to individuals who sustained serious injuries related to the Stryker hip recall.Call Us Today:
What Do I Do Now?
If you’re considering filing a Stryker hip lawsuit, it is important that you keep track of all of your doctors’ appointments, treatments and expenses. Track any days you missed work because of problems with your Stryker hip, and ask your doctor for a copy of all of your medical records. You should also contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights and the process for filing a Stryker hip lawsuit.Call Us Today:
How Much Can I Get?
Stryker hip lawsuits are moving through the courts right now. If you experienced metallosis, pain, swelling, or underwent revision surgery due to a failing Stryker hip, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012, after the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems were found to be vulnerable to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. Prior to the announcement of the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, some 20,000 of these metal hip components had been sold worldwide. Since the recall was issued, a growing number of Rejuvenate and ABG II recipients have filed Stryker hip lawsuits alleging they were forced to undergo painful and risky revision surgery as a result of the metal debris shed from the implants. If you or a loved one received one of these Stryker hip implants and suffered from metallosis, pain, swelling or early failure of the device, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating these claims, and urge anyone impacted by the Stryker hip recall to contact the firm as soon as possible.
The components involved in the Stryker Rejuvenate recall were approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under the agency’s 510(k) program, which does not require human testing. Unlike traditional artificial hips which are constructed with a femoral stem and ball and cup, the Rejuvenate and ABG II consist of four parts: a femoral stem, a metal neck, a ball and an acetabular cup. This design allows a surgeon to choose the best length and angle for an individual patient. However, plaintiffs in Stryker hip recall lawsuits allege this design also increases the risk that friction between the metal parts will lead to fretting and corrosion of the neck and the release of metal ions into the surrounding tissue and blood stream.
Stryker has warned that fretting and corrosion of the Rejuvenate and ABG II stems can lead to pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions. Patients who have filed lawsuits since the announcement of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall have allegedly suffered a number of serious side effects, including:
Many of the patients impacted by the Stryker hip recall have had to undergo extremely painful revision surgeries to have their devices removed and replaced. Stryker has also warned that even those patients who are not experiencing problems should undergo metal ion testing and imaging screening to ensure their hip stems are functioning properly. Unfortunately, even those without any or very mild symptoms are also exhibiting high levels of metal ions in their blood and signs of adverse local tissue reactions.
Stryker has retained a company called Broadspire Services, Inc. to handle patient claims stemming from the Stryker hip recall. On its website, the company said that the Broadspire Stryker claims program “will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery, if necessary, and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.” If you were impacted by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, you may have already received a letter from your doctor with information about this program. Please keep in mind that any information you disclose during the Stryker Broadspire claims process, or to a Broadspire representative, could later be used as evidence in your Stryker hip recall lawsuit. For that reason, it is advisable that you speak with a lawyer before you contact Broadspire, and especially before you agree to or sign anything.
If you or someone you care about were affected by the Stryker hip recall, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free, no obligation lawsuit evaluations to Stryker Rejuvenate recall victims. Simply call today to learn if filing a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit might be right for you.