Numerous hip replacement patients have filed a Stryker hip lawsuit since the announcement of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recall. Plaintiffs allege the Stryker hip components were defectively designed and inadequately tested, and that Stryker failed to provide adequate warnings about an increased risk of early failure. The Stryker hip recall attorneys of Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free, no obligation Stryker hip replacement lawsuit evaluations to anyone injured by a Rejuvenate or ABG II stem. If you were a victim of one of these recalled metal hip components, please contact the firm today to discuss the options for filing your own Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit.
Plaintiffs in Stryker hip recall lawsuits allege the modular design of the Rejuvenate and ABG II stems increases the likelihood that the hips will release high levels of metal ions as a result of friction at the modular neck junction. The injuries in these claims generally echo those that have been associated with so-called metal-on-metal hip implants, in which the ball and cup are made from a metal alloy. As is the case with all-metal hips, Stryker hip replacement lawsuit plaintiffs allege metal debris shed from the recalled hip stems can accumulate to dangerous levels in the surrounding tissue and blood stream, leading to a number of serious complications, including:
Individuals who have filed a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit as a result of the Stryker hip recall also claim the devices were never subjected to adequate testing. The Rejuvenate and ABG II stems were allowed to come to market under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval program, which does not require human testing if a manufacturer can show the design of a device is substantially equivalent to a previously approved product. In recent years, 510(k) clearances have become controversial, as critics claim they often allow dangerous medical devices to make their way to market.
In January 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that all pending and future Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits be transferred to Bergen County Superior Court before Judge Brian R. Martinotti. The centralized proceeding will reduce duplicative discovery, avoid contradictory rulings from different judges and conserve the resources the court. The consolidation had been requested by plaintiffs who contend that hundreds of other Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recipients will ultimately pursue their own Stryker hip lawsuit.
If you received a Rejuvenate or ABG II stem, a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit may enable you to collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:
If you underwent hip replacement surgery and experienced complications after receiving a recalled Stryker hip component, please consider filing your own Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please call Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at for your free Stryker hip lawsuit consultation.