The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant was initially introduced into the public market in between 2008 and 2009. However, its manufacturer, Stryker Orthopaedics, made the decision to pull the devices from the market after an increasing number of patients complained of pain and swelling around the hips. Additionally, several patients claimed that they required a revision procedure to remove the device as a result of early device failure. Although the recall was voluntary, the fact that the devices were implanted in more than 93,000 patients raises concerns for consumers and medical experts alike.
Stryker Rejuvenate Recall
Although the design of the Stryker Rejuvenate was believed to be promising as it was intended to provide an individualized fit for each patient, the manufacturer also promised that its device would be safer than conventional all-metal hip implants due to its polyethylene acetabular cup, which was designed to cushion the metal parts of the device and avoid the wear-and-tear seen on many other metal-on-metal hip implant devices.
It quickly became apparent that the design of the system made it vulnerable to corrosion and fretting, which increased a patient’s chance of developing metal toxicity or metal poisoning due to the release of metal ions into the nearby tissues and bloodstream. It was these complications that ultimately led to the manufacturer’s decision to remove the products from the market and gave patients the extra nudge they needed to seek legal counsel from a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney to learn more about their rights.
In 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics issued a recall for its ABG II and Rejuvenate Modular-Neck Hip Stems over flaws that may result in life-threatening complications in patients who had received one of these implants. According to court documents, as of April 2013, nearly 145 Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits were pending in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, filed by plaintiffs working with a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney.
Additionally, dozens of other lawsuits filed by plaintiffs working with a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney are pending in federal courts throughout the country, prompting plaintiffs to petition to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consulate pretrial proceedings in federal court in Minnesota.
If you have been injured in California and you wish to learn more about working with a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney, contact Attorney Group for California. We can discuss claims with patients who have allegedly suffered from an array of injuries, including difficulty balancing or walking, tissue damage, pain, swelling and the need to undergo a revision procedure to remove and replace the allegedly defective device.
According to many patients seeking legal counsel from a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney, removal or revision procedures are often more painful, costly and complex than the original surgery. Additionally, these surgeries often take more time and involve injured and reduced tissue, bone and muscle. Unfortunately, the high rate of complications of the Rejuvenate hip stems did not become clear until the device had been implanted in thousands of people in California and throughout the country.
Contact a California Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Attorney Today
The Stryker recall has revealed several serious health risks that patients in California who have been fitted with the Rejuvenate hip implant may face. Attorney Group for California can discuss claims on behalf of patients in California who allegedly sustained injuries, experienced complications or underwent revision procedures while fitted with this particular product. Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation and be connected with an affiliated Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement attorney. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your condition.