Stryker Hip Recall

Stryker Hip RecallThe Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and ABG II System, which use ceramic components, were meant as alternatives to the metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. Stryker marketed the devices to younger patients as a modular hip replacement, meaning the components were custom-made to fit patients better, which was supposed to result in longer-lasting hip replacement devices that offered a better range of motion.

According to reports, Stryker hip replacement systems are linked to high early failure rate, resulting in some patients having early revision surgery to replace their hip replacement device. As a result, Stryker recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems on July 6, 2012. The hip replacement devices may also be linked to an increased risk of metallosis. Metallosis occurs when metallic fragments build up in the soft tissues that surround the artificial hip increasing the cobalt-chromium metal toxicity in the patients' blood, tissue and organs.

Stryker Hip Lawsuit Update

Zimmerman Reed filed the first motion to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip claims to a single federal judge in Minnesota. On June 12, 2013, the JPML granted Zimmerman Reed’s motion and transferred all 41 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement lawsuits initially filed in federal court and any future federal claims to Judge Donovan Frank who will be presiding over the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Read the Transfer Order. Judge Frank appointed Charles Zimmerman as one of the lead attorneys assigned to represent Stryker plaintiffs across the nation in the MDL.

Consolidated MDL proceedings like the one set-up for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement lawsuit are formed so that multiple, complex cases that share similar facts proceed together to eliminate duplicating efforts and conserve resources for the parties, their counsel and the court.

Patients Have Experienced The Following

  • Fretting (wear) and/or corrosion at the modular-neck junction possibly leading to osteolysis (bone dissolution)
  • Joint loosening/dislocation
  • Excessive metal debris leading to metal ion generation
  • Inflammation of tissues leading to metallosis, necrosis (death of tissues) and/or pain
  • Hypersensitivity/allergic response
  • Broken devices
  • Adverse Local Tissue Reaction (ALTR)

Any of the symptoms above may indicate that revision surgery is required.

Stryker Recalls

  • Rejuvenate Modular Hip System recall
  • ABG II modular-neck hip stem recall

Additional Information

What Can You Do?
If you or a loved one have experienced any complications from a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or ABG II Modular-Neck Stem, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your potential legal claim. If you would like more information, or would just like to talk with a lawyer experienced in this litigation, please call us toll-free at 1.800.887.8029 for a free consultation or fill out an online free case review form. Zimmerman Reed is experienced in handling defective medical device cases and we welcome any questions you may have.

 

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