Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris Files Suits Against Stryker for Defective Hip Implant

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Another popular hip implant system has been recalled. Stryker adds to the list of hip implant systems being taken off the market because of reports of adverse effects.

Unfortunately, the recall is too little, too late for many.

Attorneys with Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris , working with Arkansas attorneys Rainwater, Holt and Sexton, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Arkansas man who claims to have been injured by a popular hip implant system manufactured and distributed by Stryker Orthopaedics. A suit filed in United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Case 4:12-cv-00701-DPM, is one of hundreds filed nationwide by patients who claim they were injured by the devices. The FDA announced Stryker’s recall of Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant systems and terminated distribution of the devices given the potential risks associated with “fretting and corrosion of the modular neck junction.”

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant systems consist of modular necks with a metal-on-metal junction. According to the recall notice published by the FDA, patients who received these metal-on-metal devices may experience pain and/or swelling around the implant. Critics claim the devices are also suspected of causing elevated levels of metals in the body, a condition known as metallosis. Some patients have undergone hip revision surgeries to remove the devices, according to attorney Annesley H. DeGaris.

“The patients who received these implants were never notified of the risk of developing potentially serious medical conditions associated with these Stryker hip implants. Unfortunately, the recall is too little, too late for many,” said attorney Annesley DeGaris of Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris, who represents Stryker patients nationwide and currently has cases filed in multiple states.

Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris has more than twenty years experience in litigation involving the failure of orthopedic devices, including litigation against DePuy, Johnson & Johnson and others involving knee replacements, hip replacements and orthopedic screws.

Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris is a Birmingham, Alabama law firm recognized nationally for its practice in multidistrict litigation and complex litigation including class actions, personal injury, products liability, business and securities litigation, environmental litigation and mass torts litigation of defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available at http://www.cwcd.com.

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