The medical device manufacturer Stryker in July 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.
More than 2,000 patients have been affected by the two Stryker hip implants known as the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II. The Stryker hip replacement models that have been recalled have already been implanted in patients. The recall means that patients who have undergone a surgical procedure to receive a Rejuvenate Modular hip implant or an ABG II hip implant should contact a qualified attorney to determine if they can recover compensation for having been implanted with one of these dangerous medical devices.
Even if you have already had your Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II hip implant removed and replaced, it may have left behind dangerous, possibly deadly fragments that might not be discovered for years.
More Than One Thousand Stryker Hip Lawsuits – Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Cases Are Pending
Lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries allegedly sustained as a result the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip implant and the Stryker ABG II hip implant are pending in state and federal courts around the country:
- Many state-court cases for injuries sustained as a result of both the Rejuvenate Modular hip implant and the ABG II hip implant are part of a multicounty litigation (MCL) action currently underway in New Jersey Superior court. In December 2013, four cases that went into mediation settled for undisclosed amounts.
- Most of the federal cases for injuries from the Rejuvenate Modular hip implant and the ABG II hip implant have been transferred from different federal courts around the country and consolidated into a multidistrict litigation action U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441).
- Still other cases for compensation for injuries sustained from Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants are pending separately in federal courts in other jurisdictions, including Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.
Consolidation of the state-court Stryker hip implant cases into the New Jersey Superior Court MCL and consolidation of the federal-court Stryker hip implant cases into MDL No. 2441 allows parties whose cases share common opponents, facts, and legal issues to combine their cases for the pretrial phase only. MCLs and MDLs allow plaintiffs to have their cases tried or mediated separately, thereby giving them the opportunity to recover an amount of compensation that corresponds to their injuries, unlike in a class action lawsuit, which provides a fixed award that all the plaintiffs must share.
RLG’s 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 attorneys 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.