The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants are modular systems which were designed to provide a better, more comfortable patient fit by allowing surgeons to use different-sized, interchangeable necks and stems. However, these devices have recently been linked to serious side effects and health dangers.
In April of 2012, Stryker issued a warning letter to physicians advising that these hip implants could experience corrosion and fretting, releasing metallic shavings into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue. This is due to wear between the joined metal components, made of chromium, cobalt and titanium.
On July 6, 2012, the company issued a Stryker Hip Recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant systems. Although the company has offered reimbursement for testing and removal, they have not offered patients full compensation for metallic poisoning or their resulting damages.
Since Stryker failed to properly test these defective devices or warn patients of the dangers, they are liable for the damages caused. Lawyers are currently helping those affected file claims.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker Hip Recall notice for a Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your legal options.
Recent studies have shown that the release of metal shavings into tissue, bone or the bloodstream can have severe side effects including allergic reactions, bone loss, soft tissue damage, vision or hearing problems or even tumors and cancer. Unfortunately, many of these side effects can take years to surface.
While no one should file a lawsuit unless the actions of a company have caused them harm, a lawyer can explain how the maker of these hip systems marketed them without properly testing for their safety or potential for metallic poisoning. Also, they have not offered adequate compensation for victims as part of the Stryker Hip Recall.
Patients affected by metallic poisoning from these defective hip implants may experience pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, vision problems or tumors as a result. They will also likely need a complicated and painful revision surgery to remove and replace the device. You should not face this process without help.
Lawyers have helped thousands of families recover after drug and medical device injuries. These same lawyers are available to discuss your Stryker Hip Recall case today, including how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Before choosing a lawyer 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 a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
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