On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopedics recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. The recall was prompted after the company received post-market surveillance data revealing that the devices can cause dangerous Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip injuries.
These hip injuries can cause patients to experience hip implant failure, which often requires expensive and painful revisionary surgery. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) received at least 45 adverse event reports filed by patients who sustained Stryker Rejuvenate / ABG II hip injuries. Given the injuries, the lawyers at our firm are currently offering free and confidential case reviews to individuals who experienced injuries stemming from the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II implant devices.
The dangers associated with metal hip implant devices are not new, and neither are recalls of the implants. In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntary worldwide recall of its ASR hip replacement devices after data revealed that the implants had excessively high failure rates. Approximately 93,000 people were affected by that recall. This latest hip Stryker hip recall provides further evidence that metal-on-metal hip implants pose unsafe risks to patients. Similar to the recalled DePuy ASR hip implants, symptoms of a defective Stryker hip implant can include inflammation and pained walking, moving of the legs, or standing. Signs that you may be suffering from a Stryker Rejuvenate hip injury include:
Lasting Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant injuries can result from the failed hip implants, such as damage to the surrounding soft tissue, bones, joints and nerves, and sensitivity to metal. Furthermore, Stryker hip implant injuries can result in patients having to undergo painful revision surgery. Revision surgery is a more complex procedure than the first hip replacement surgery because there is less bone to work with and a greater chance of hip dislocation once completed. As such, and like other hip implant injuries, damage done to the soft tissue surrounding the hip can make revision surgery even more painful and difficult.
While some patients experience symptoms of hip failure, one major concern is that these types of Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant injuries may not have any symptoms and thus can go unnoticed even though replacement surgery is necessary. Therefore, any patient who has either the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant should visit their doctors.
If you underwent hip replacement surgery and experienced complications as a result of being implanted with one of the recalled Stryker hip implants, you may want to consider joining the thousands of other patients who are filing Stryker hip lawsuits against medical device manufacturers to seek compensation for your Stryker Rejuvenate hip injuries.
The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating cases concerning Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant injuries caused by the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem devices. If you or a loved one suffered Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant injuries, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. If you would like to discuss your legal rights, contact our attorneys today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Call us today for a free and confidential evaluation: 877-650-5540.