Stryker Orthopedics first introduced its Rejuvenate hip implant between 2008 and 2009, but the company voluntarily recalled the device in 2012 after receiving reports of early device failure, swelling, pain, and other adverse complications. Although Stryker made the decision to pull its product from the market, an estimated 93,000 patients had already been fitted with the device. If you received a Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem and experienced complications, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to determine whether you are eligible to file a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit.
Considering Filing a Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit?
At first, the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem showed promise because Stryker claimed that it would allow for a more customized fit based on each patient’s unique anatomy. Additionally, many felt that the Rejuvenate was safer than other devices because it featured a polyethylene acetabular cup that was intended to help prevent the all-metal components from rubbing together and causing metal poisoning.
However, Stryker allegedly began receiving reports that its product may be prone to corrosion and fretting, two complications that could significantly increase a recipient’s risk of experiencing metallosis, or metal poisoning. Stryker ultimately made the decision to pull the Rejuvenate and a similar product, the ABG II, from the U.S. market.
Plaintiffs File Lawsuits to Seek Compensation
More than 145 lawsuits had been filed against Stryker in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court as of April 2013. According to court documents, federal cases have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in Minnesota. Although proceedings are already in progress, it may not be too late to file your own Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to determine whether you are eligible to file in a free case evaluation.
You may consider filing a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit if you experienced symptoms of metal toxicity, rubbing, pain, swelling, or early failure of the device. Plaintiffs who are currently filing lawsuits have also allegedly suffered from other complications, including difficulty walking, tissue damage, and bone fractures. While you may not feel as though a lawsuit is necessary, many incidents of early device failure can end up requiring additional surgical procedures to fix or remove the device, resulting in costly and unanticipated medical expenses.
Additional surgeries can increase a patient’s risk of sustaining damage to the nearby tissues, bones, and muscles. If you believe you are eligible to file a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to learn more about pursuing a claim for compensation.
Eligible to File a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit?
If you believe that your injuries were caused by a Stryker Rejuvenate implant, call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If you are eligible to file a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, Attorney Group for Colorado can put you in touch with an affiliated attorney who can then file a Colorado Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit on your behalf and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.