Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a metal hip replacement system made by Stryker Orthopaedics? If so, consider filing a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit with a law firm whose legal team has a deep knowledge and understanding of these complex medical device cases.
An experienced hip replacement lawyer can help you file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injury and to hold the manufacturer responsible for the damage inflicted by a faulty Stryker replacement hip. A successful Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit can provide compensation to help you and your family pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your defective hip implant.
Recalls of Metal Hips and Components
As serious problems surfaced during the last few years with metal-on-metal hip replacements or their related metal components, a number of manufacturers voluntarily recalled certain devices. Companies that issued recalls of metal hips or components include Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., Smith & Nephew PLC, and Stryker.
In 2012, Stryker stopped distribution of their Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems worldwide due to a potential risk of injury. The company warned the devices may fret or corrode, which could injure body tissue and trigger pain or swelling.
The recalled Stryker products involve a metal neck inside a metal stem, unlike other hip implants in which a metal ball moves within a metal socket. Although Stryker claims its devices are different from other metal-on-metal hip replacements, the tissue injury risks are similar to those linked with other all-metal implants.
Stryker now faces a number of lawsuits filed against its Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular stems by patients who allege they experienced serious injuries after receiving the recalled devices.