Stryker Hip Implant Recall
Stryker is a division of Howmedica Osteonics Corp. In July 2012, Howmedica voluntarily recalled two if its hip replacement devices; the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems.
These Stryker hip implant systems were recalled from the market due to increased Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny and reports of injuries in patients. Stryker issued a statement about the recall affirming that,
“…we decided to voluntarily recall these modular-neck hip systems due to the potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction which may result in ALTR (adverse local tissue reactions), as well as possible pain and/or swelling at or around the hip.”
The first Stryker Rejuvenate ABG II Hip Implant lawsuit was filed in August 2012 with medical device lawyers and hundreds more have since been filed.
These lawsuits have been consolidated into multicounty litigation (MCL) before Judge Brian R. Martinotti in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County, NJ. The lawsuit alleges that the failure of the Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial stems, made from combinations of titanium, cobalt and chrome, is due to fretting and corrosion of the metal components that release dangerous amounts of metal particles and debris into the body.
Complications from Stryker Hip Replacement Devices
Adverse side effects caused by these two hip implants consist of:
- The need for revision surgery
- Pain and discomfort in the hip
- Hip dislocation, when the ball of the thighbone (femur) slips out of the socket in the hip bone (pelvis)
- Bone fracture
- Joint infection
- Local nerve damage with numbness/weakness
- Device loosening or breakage
Howmedica is a New Jersey company subject to New Jersey State Court jurisdiction. This allows injured parties throughout the United States to file lawsuits in the state of New Jersey.
There are a number of physical, emotional and financial burdens that occur as a result of hip replacement surgery. Our medical device lawyers in NJ can help. If you or a family member has suffered or is currently suffering from hip problems due to a defective Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implant, you may be eligible to file a claim.
Get a free consultation today or contact us for more information on Stryker hip implant recall lawyers in NJ. You can also call 855-800-0093.
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