The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems were designed to give patients a better fitting replacement by allowing surgeons to use different-sized, interchangeable necks and stems. Since 2010 they have been used in more than 20,000 patients in the United States.
Unfortunately, however, these devices were recently recalled after experts warned that they may cause serious side effects and health risks.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker hip implant, it is important to speak with a Stryker hip attorney as soon as possible about your legal options.
On July 6, 2012, Stryker issued a recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants after warnings that they could experience corrosion and fretting, causing metallic shavings to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue.
Since Stryker did not properly test for these dangers or warn patients of the risks, they are liable for the damages caused. Attorneys are currently helping those affected file claims.
If you received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a Stryker Hip Attorney about your legal rights.
As part of the recent hip recall, Stryker stated they would stop production and sales of the devices worldwide. Although the company has offered reimbursement for testing and removal, they have not offered patients full compensation for metallic poisoning or their resulting damages. Therefore, it is expected that thousands of patients will seek legal help through a Stryker hip attorney.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems are constructed of highly toxic chromium, cobalt and titanium metal components. Recent studies have shown that metal shavings released into the bloodstream can cause allergic reactions, bone loss, soft tissue damage, vision or hearing problems and even tumors and cancer.
Unfortunately, many of these side effects can take years to surface. While no one should file a lawsuit unless a company has caused them harm, a Stryker hip attorney can explain how the company was negligent and how a claim can help you with critical treatment down the road.
Attorneys with the Hip Defect Litigation Group have helped thousands of families affected by drug and medical device injuries. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today, such as how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Before choosing an attorney for this complex type of case, make sure they are extremely qualified, have experience fighting large medical device companies, and have the resources to finish your case.
The Hip Defect Resource Center works only with lawyers who have already handled Stryker hip lawsuits to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects, research and litigation related to Stryker hip implants, or to speak with an attorney. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.