In July of 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics initiated a press release regarding a voluntary product recall of their Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II implants to address possible fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction resulting in adverse local tissue reactions such as pain and/or swelling. Patients have also reported other adverse side effects, including, dislocation or premature failure of the hip, bone fracture, bone and tissue death (necrosis) and metallosis since the release of this implant product in the late 2000’s.
The U.S. food and Drug Administration convened a panel of experts in June of 2012 to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal implants. Their recommendations cautioned doctors against using such devices. Therefore, it is important to discuss with your orthopaedic surgeon whether your hip implant device has been recalled and the reason, as each recall requires different attention, with some requiring frequent monitoring.
If you believe that you or a loved one have been affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Implant device, or you are uncertain as to whether you have had this product implanted, you should contact your orthopaedic surgeon immediately. Your surgeon may arrange for testing and monitoring to determine whether this product has caused you any adverse side effects. Additional information about this implant device may also be obtained by contacting the patient call center line Stryker set up at 1-888-317-0200 or by visiting their website at www.AboutStryker.com/ModularNeckStems.
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Stryker regarding this defective product resulting in awards in favor of the plaintiffs. On June, 12, 2013, the United States Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPMDL) agreed to consolidate pending cases throughout the country before one federal court judge in St. Paul, Minnesota to facilitate pre-trial procedures, including maintaining the consistency of rulings, completing generic discovery matters and saving litigation costs of the parties. This is not a class action, and each case will be considered on its own.
If you are suffering from adverse reactions from the implant of the Stryker or other metal-on-metal hip replacement devices such as the, Smith & Nephew R3 Metal Liners of the R3 Acetabular System, the DePuy ASR TM XL Acetabular System or the Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses and other related expenses. Our team of experienced Tampa product liability and Stryker Hip Replacement attorneys at Brooks Law Group can advise you of your legal rights by reviewing your case to determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation. We are here to assist you with obtaining the fair and just compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering. We urge you to contact us today for a free initial consultation. You can reach us at 888-We-Mean-It (888-936-3264).