Many people have suffered side effects after receiving a Stryker hip implant. To get compensation for the medical expenses, treatment, and revision surgery you’ve had to endure, you may be eligible to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit. The device has been recalled around the world several times due to problems. In some cases, patients may suffer chronic pain or loss of mobility. Stryker is a multinational company that has been forced to recall millions of hip implants after problems emerged.
The Rejuvenate is a recalled hip implant. Its modular neck junction is susceptible to corrosion and can release metal ions into surrounding tissues and the bloodstream. Metallosis, or metal poisoning, can result. Fortunately, Stryker recalled the Rejuvenate in late June 2012 and removed the product from the market. The recall is ongoing, but the company has been forced to reimburse patients for costs associated with hip replacement.
The company has also been hit by thousands of lawsuits since the recalled Rejuvenate modular-neck stem device was introduced in 2009. In late 2013, a federal panel of judges consolidated 41 cases related to the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant and transferred all future lawsuits into a single MDL. In early 2014, nine more cases were settled and Stryker received a record $1.13 billion settlement for all affected patients.
Stryker ABG II
An Illinois woman has filed a Stryker ABG II hip implant lawsuit, alleging that her Rejuvenate device caused her to suffer an adverse tissue reaction and inflammation. This led to back and neck pain and permanent disability. A Stryker ABG II hip implant lawsuit may be a good option for you. This company has recalled its hip replacement devices for causing complications. To pursue a lawsuit, you must have received the device before December 19, 2016.
The Rejuvenate Modular Hip and ABG II systems were approved by the FDA in June and November 2009, respectively. While thousands of patients had these hip devices implanted by then, the FDA received several reports of adverse events. In 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled the ABG II and Rejuvenate systems after receiving numerous reports of complications. It issued voluntary recalls of other Stryker products in the same year.
Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System
A lawsuit against Stryker is an excellent way to get compensation for defective hip implants. The Rejuvenate Modular Hip System was one of the most popular hip replacement systems available. The recall affects nearly 20,000 people. According to the manufacturer, it contains metal-on-metal components that can lead to elevated levels of metal in the bloodstream. Patients have reported that the Rejuvenate hip system often fails prematurely, and revision surgeries are required.
This recalled modular neck stem is part of a hip replacement system made by Stryker. This device was designed with durability and sturdiness in mind. This is why it was recalled in 2012 and warned doctors of the risk of metal erosion. In addition, the hip replacement may lead to pain and swelling around the hip. Some patients have even needed a revision surgery or to remove the artificial hip altogether.
Stryker Accolade V40
A recent settlement for the thousands of people who have suffered the effects of a defective Stryker Accolade V40 hip replacement has resulted in yet another class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. Despite the settlement, personal injury attorneys are currently accepting new cases involving the use of the company’s Tritanium Acetabular Shells. These shells replace the socket of the hip joint and are meant to promote bone growth. But some patients have reported that they developed pain, swelling, and inflammation around the implants.
While Stryker has agreed to settle claims against patients for $1 billion, the company has continued to manufacture the Accolade hip implants despite the known problems. These metal-on-metal hip implants have a history of malfunctions and are more likely to cause complications than other materials. Several other manufacturers have recalled their products due to the toxicity of their metals. The company has voluntarily recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants and has been facing complaints from patients about the Accolade V40 hip implant.