The Stryker Rejuvenate modularneck hip stem was introduced in the U.S. between 2008 and 2009. However, in 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled the device from the market after it had received reports from recipients who had allegedly experienced pain, swelling and early failure of the device. By the time the recall was announced, it was estimated that more than 93,000 devices had been implanted into hip recipients throughout the country. For more information about filing a New York Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for New York today.
Overview of the Stryker Rejuvenate
One of the benefits of the Rejuvenate, according to Stryker, was that it would provide a more customized fit based on the individual needs of each hip recipient. However, patients throughout the U.S. allegedly began to experience complications within months of being fitted with the device.
Additionally, Stryker reported that the implant would be relatively safer compared to other allmetal devices since it was made with a plastic acetabular cup that was designed to help reduce the wearandtear of the device and to cushion the metal components. However, patients still reported that the device was prone to corrosion and fretting, increasing a recipient’s risk of developing metallosis or metal poisoning in the event that the two metal components would rub together. These adverse event reports and potential complications eventually contributed to the manufacturer’s decision to pull the Rejuvenate from the U.S. market.
Plaintiffs File Lawsuits in the U.S.
As of April 2013, 145 Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits were pending in Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey. However, a Court update issued on June 18, 2014 reported that more than 1,500 lawsuits had been filed against Stryker involving the Rejuvenate hip implant and another product manufactured by the company: the ABG II modularneck hip stem. As of June 2014, 17 cases that had been chosen for the Early Mediation Program had been resolved. The first two bellwether trials are slated to begin June 15, 2015 and July 13, 2015.
You may be eligible to file a New York Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit if the hip implant caused your adverse side effects or complications. According to many plaintiffs pursing claims against the company, the devices caused them to suffer from:
- Loosening of the implant
- Formation of pseudotumors
- Premature failure of the implant
- Damage to the bone and tissue
- Tissue death
In the District of Minnesota, Stryker has also been named as a defendant in 970 lawsuits. If you or someone you love has been fitted with the Rejuvenate implant and you believe that you are eligible to file a New York Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit, please contact Attorney Group for New York today for more information about your options. You may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, permanent disability and other damages.
Do You Have a New York Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit?
If you want to learn more about filing a New York Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries, contact Attorney Group for New York today. We can help answer your questions and review your case at no charge to help determine if you have a New York Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit claim. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can work to help you seek damages to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to learn more.