Where you among the thousands of people affected by the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip stems? Individuals who received the devices included in the Stryker hip implant recall are now at risk for premature device failure, adverse local tissue reactions, metallosis and other complications that could force them to undergo painful revision surgery to have the recalled components removed and replaced. Gilman Law LLP, a leading consumer protection law firm with over 40 years of experience safeguarding the rights of victims, is investigating legal claims on behalf of any Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II recipient who experienced:
- Pain and Swelling
- Difficulty walking
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Formation of pseudotumors
- Premature device failure
- Need for revision surgery
Even if you are not experiencing pain, difficulty walking, swelling or other symptoms, you could still be at risk for complications related to these recalled metal hip stems. Lawsuits stemming from the Stryker Rejuvenate recall and ABG II recall are already making their way through state and federal courts. If you were harmed by one of these recalled hip implants, we urge you to contact Gilman Law LLP today to learn more about filing a Stryker hip implant lawsuit.
Stryker Hip Recall
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices were brought to market in 2009, and some 20,000 have been sold worldwide. Stryker promised that the patented mix of metals used in the components would make the devices resistant to fretting and corrosion. However, those promises have fallen far short. The Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems was announced in July 2012 after Stryker determined that the stems were likely to fret and corrode at the modular neck junction. This action can cause the hip components to shed microscopic metal shards into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, which can produce a toxic reaction. Stryker has warned that individuals with Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems may experience pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions. The company has also advised patients to be tested for high metal ion levels, even if they are not having any symptoms.
Since then, victims of failed Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems have begun filing Stryker hip lawsuits to recover compensation for their damages, including medical bills and lost wages. As of March 2013, there were already 80 Stryker hip lawsuits pending in a consolidated litigation in New Jersey Superior Court. There has also been a petition to consolidate federal Stryker hip lawsuits in a single federal court.
Legal Help for Victims of the Stryker Hip Implant Recall
Victims of the Stryker hip implant recall may be entitled to significant compensation, including damages for pain and suffering, permanent disability and emotion distress. If the quality of your life was diminished by a failed Rejuvenate or ABG II hip stem, the lawyers at Gilman Law LLP are here to help. For a no-obligation evaluation of your case, please fill out our online free consultation form or call us direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.