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Stryker Modular Hip Recall

Stryker hip replacement devices – the Rejuvenate and ABG II System – have been reported to cause fretting, galvanization, and corrosion leading people to suffer significant medical complications. These complications caused Stryker to recall the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems on July 6, 2012. Reports indicate that the corrosion and fretting of these hip replacement devices can lead to:

  • Osteolysis (bone dissolution)

  • Joint loosening/dislocation

  • Metal ion generation

  • Inflammation of local tissue causing pain and/or swelling

  • Metallosis (Metallosis occurs when metallic fragments build up in the soft tissues surrounding the artificial hip increasing metal toxicity in a patient’s blood, tissue, and organs.)

  • Necrosis (death of tissues)

  • Hypersensitivity or allergic responses

STRYKER HIP LAWSUIT UPDATE

More than 150 lawsuits have already been filed against Stryker for complications arising from its hip replacement devices. Cases filed in federal courts around the country have been consolidated into one action in the District of Minnesota with Judge Donovan Frank presiding.

Our law firm is evaluating cases to determine if they should be filed in federal or state court.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

If you or a loved one has suffered side effects and suspect they are due to a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or ABG II modular-neck stem, please contact the Hausfeld LLP attorney working on the matter, Richard S. Lewis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

FDA Recall Press Release

MDL Transfer Order

Gazey Complaint

 

Practice Areas: Mass Torts