Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement System Recalled
Hip replacement system manufacturers have been the subject of many lawsuits recently pertaining to their products because of the number of complications being reported by the implant recipients. Stryker’s Rejuvenate hip replacement system has been linked to the severe complications patients have been experiencing. Lawsuits are claiming that Stryker did not inform The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of possible side effects related to the Rejuvenate hip system in a timely manner. It is also argued that because of its manufacturing and design faults, the Rejuvenate hip implant was not made to ensure that deterioration, corrosion or the possibility of metal poisoning would not occur. The Stryker hip recall was announced by the FDA in July 2012. It is estimated that Stryker will pay between $190 million to $390 million in hip settlements regarding the Rejuvenate hip replacement system.
Complications with Hip Replacement Systems
Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant recipients have been experiencing complications related to the metal-on-metal system. Because this system is made with metal parts that constantly rub against its other metal parts, it is has more risks involved than other hip replacement systems. When metal rubs against metal, flakes of metal are shed that can seep into the bloodstream and cause metal toxicity, also called metallosis. This is a condition that can cause bone loss and tissue damage, nervous system problems such as burning, tingling and numbness in extremities, emotional issues, confusion, headaches and dizziness, severe pain, and difficulty walking leading to additional painful surgeries to repair and replace the defective device. A warning was given to surgeons worldwide making them aware of such complications as pseudotumors, negative tissue reactions, and necrosis.
Alabama Stryker Rejuvenate Recall Lawyer
You might be entitled to compensation if you are suffering from complications due to implantation of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement system. Contact an Alabama Stryker Rejuvenate Recall Lawyer with Attorney Group for Alabama as soon as possible as most injury lawsuits have to be filed before a certain deadline. Missing deadlines in these cases can mean forfeiting your right to sue. Your Alabama Stryker Rejuvenate Recall Lawyer work hard for you while guiding you through the complicated legal process and providing you and your case with the personal attention you deserve.