The medical device manufacturer Stryker on July 6, 2012, announced that it would be voluntarily recalling two of its artificial hip implants—the Rejuvenate and the ABG II—because post-market surveillance data showed that the modular necks on those devices are prone to fretting and corrosion, which can cause the patient’s tissue around the implant to swell and become painful, Stryker’s web site explains.
The Rottenstein Law Group is now accepting Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip implant cases and Stryker ABG II hip implant cases.
Do You Have a Stryker Hip Implant?
Not all Stryker hip implant devices have been recalled. Only two of Stryker’s hip replacement models have been recalled: the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and the Stryker ABG II. You should be able to determine whether you received either of these implants by speaking with your surgeon or by reviewing your medical records for implant identification information.
Is Your Hip Implant Dangerous?
Each of the recalled Stryker hip devices is a metal-on-metal hip implant. Metal-on-metal hip implants have been the subject of regulators’ concerns recently. In fact, in June 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened a special meeting that involved enlisting an 18-member panel to recommend guidelines for monitoring the more than half a million U.S. patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. The panel members said “there are few reasons to continue using metal-on-metal hip implants amid growing evidence that the devices can break down early and expose patients to dangerous metallic particles,” according to Fox News.
The Stryker hip replacement models that have been recalled have already been implanted in patients. The recall means that patients who have already undergone a surgical procedure to receive a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip implant or a Stryker ABG II hip implant should contact their surgeons. Even if the Stryker hip implant is eventually replaced, it can leave behind dangerous, possibly deadly fragments that might not be discovered for years.
RLG’s Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip Replacement Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again.
The Stryker hip replacement lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that getting satisfaction from the company that harmed you shouldn’t be just more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Stryker Hip Replacement lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.
Victims of the Stryker hip recall may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you have a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip implant or a Stryker ABG II Hip implant and you have experienced one or more negative side effects, contact RLG today.