The Rejuvenate hip implant, manufactured and marketed by Stryker Orthopedics, was first introduced in the U.S. between 2008 and 2009. However, three years later, Stryker issued a recall of its Rejuvenate devices, acknowledging that it had received reports of an increasing number of hip implant patients who were complaining of swelling, pain, and other complications that often were the result of early failure of the device. While the Rejuvenate recall was voluntary, during its time on the market, more than 93,000 patients received the devices. If you were fitted with one of these implants, you may be eligible to file a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more.
About the Recall
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant initially showed promise because the manufacturer claimed that it would provide a more customized fit based on the patient’s needs and anatomy. Additionally, the Rejuvenate was also believed to be safer because it was designed with a polyethylene acetabular cup to help to prevent the metal components of the hip from grating against each other, a common complaint made by other metal-on-metal hip implant patients.
However, Stryker received reports that the device may have been prone to fretting and corrosion, two factors that could significantly increase a patient’s likelihood of suffering from metal poisoning. Ultimately, Stryker made the decision in 2012 to pull the Rejuvenate, along with its ABG II hip stems, from the market.
Stryker Recall Lawsuits Filed
As of April 2013, more than 145 patients had filed lawsuits against the manufacturer in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. Additionally, hundreds of other patients across the U.S. began to seek legal counsel to file lawsuits and seek compensation for their injuries. Federal Court Stryker cases have been placed into Multidistrict Litigation in Minnesota. Although proceedings have begun, it is not too late to file a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit if you believe you have a case.
You may wish to consider filing a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit if you suffered symptoms of metal poisoning, pain, rubbing, or early device failure. Plaintiffs have also alleged other complications, such as pain, tissue damage, swelling, and difficulty when trying to walk or balance. While you may not feel as though a lawsuit is important, many early device failure incidents can cause the patient to require additional procedures to remove or fix the device. As a result, a patient may be faced with costly and unexpected medical expenses.
These additional surgeries are often more complex, more costly, and more painful than the first procedure. Additionally, these surgeries may be more time-consuming and may involve reduced or damaged muscle, bone, and tissues. Legal representation may be beneficial should you decide to pursue a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Are You Eligible to File a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit?
The Stryker recall made the public and medical community aware of several complications that patients in Kansas could face if they were fitted with the Rejuvenate hip implant. Attorney Group for Kansas is providing free, no-obligation consultations to help people determine whether they are eligible to file a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. If your injuries were caused by the implant and you feel that you are entitled to recover damages for your condition, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Kansas Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit on your behalf. Call today.