Between 2008 and 2009, the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem made its way into the U.S. market. However, Stryker Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall in 2012 after receiving reports from patients who allegedly suffered from swelling, pain, and early failure of the device. While the manufacturer voluntarily removed its faulty products from the market, by the time the recall was announced, more than 93,000 devices had been implanted. To learn more about filing an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Iowa today.
About the Stryker Rejuvenate
Although Stryker maintained that its device would provide a more customized fit to meet the needs of the patient, recipients across the U.S. began to experience complications sometimes just months after implantation. Additionally, Stryker claimed that the Rejuvenate would be safer than other metal-on-metal hip replacement devices because it was manufactured with a plastic acetabular cup, intended to help to cushion the metal components and reduce the wear-and-tear of the device.
However, patients reported corrosion and fretting of the device. This increased the likelihood that patients would eventually experience metal poisoning the when metal components rubbed together and released metal ions into the bloodstream. These complications and adverse event reports eventually contributed to Stryker’s decision to remove the product from the market.
Lawsuits Filed in the U.S.
Nearly 145 Stryker Rejuvenate state court lawsuits were pending as of April 2013 in consolidated proceedings in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. As of June 18, 2014, however, the Stryker hip lawsuit litigation pertaining to both the Rejuvenate and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems involved more than 1,500 lawsuits, and 17 of the cases chosen for the Early Mediation Program had been settled. The litigation’s first bellwether trials have been scheduled for June 15, 2015 and July 13, 2015.
Patients may be entitled to file an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit if they can show that the device caused them to experience adverse side effects. According to many plaintiffs, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices caused them to suffer from:
- Tissue death
- Formation of pseudotumors
- Damage to the tissue and bone
- Loosening of the implant
- Premature failure of the implant
Additionally, Stryker is facing dozens of other lawsuits filed on behalf of plaintiffs who have allegedly suffered from complications due to the Rejuvenate device. There are 970 Stryker hip complaints currently pending in the District of Minnesota, where consolidated proceedings have been established for all federally filed claims. If you have been injured or you believe you have an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, consider seeking legal counsel today to learn more about your options.
Plaintiffs may be entitled to recover damages for permanent disability, treatments, medical expenses, rehabilitation, additional surgical procedures, loss of past or future wages, pain and suffering, and other damages depending on the circumstances surrounding their injuries. For more information about filing an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Iowa today.
Contact Attorney Group for Iowa for More Information
The recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem revealed several complications that recipients could face. If you want to learn more about filing an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries, contact Attorney Group for Iowa today. We can answer your questions, address your concerns, and review you case in a free, no obligation consultation to help you determine if you are eligible to file an Iowa Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. If you are, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can work to help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.