Approximately 20,000 of the recalled devices were sold in the United States.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Potential Stryker hip recall lawsuits are actively being evaluated by the team of Stryker hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopeadics issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems – components used in many of the company’s hip implant systems.* Approximately 20,000 of the recalled devices were sold in the United States. According to the company, the recall was initiated due to elevated risks of “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.” Within a month, the first Stryker hip recall lawsuit was filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County.** The plaintiff filing the Stryker hip recall lawsuit alleges that the Rejuvenate modular-neck stem shed metal debris into her bloodstream, causing her to develop metal ion poisoning from fretting and corrosion of the device. In addition to undergoing revision surgery, the plaintiff alleges complications such as pseudotumors, bone necrosis, and soft tissue problems due to metallosis.
“Unlike many of the other metal hip implant cases, the metallosis in these cases results from fretting at the stem and neck junction rather than from friction between a metal ball and a metal cup. Accordingly, a recipient of the recalled Stryker hip implant may have a ceramic ball and still develop metal ion poisoning,” commented Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner Jeffrey S. Grand, who serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), a consolidated litigation involving more than 2,500 cases against another manufacturer of metal hip implants currently underway in federal court.
More Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Expected To Follow
Given that approximately 20,000 of the devices subject to the recall were sold in the United States, the Stryker hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free and confidential case reviews to individuals who received either a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stem hip implant and experienced side effects. Some patients may have received letters from their doctors notifying them of the Stryker hip recall. The Firm encourages individuals with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant to contact a Stryker hip lawyer to learn how to best protect their legal rights.
In addition to providing a wealth of information related to the recall on the Firm’s website, the lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently evaluating potential Stryker hip recall lawsuit claims. Those who received the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems and have suffered damages as a result of being implanted with the devices may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more by watching this Stryker hip recall lawsuit video, or by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/Stryker-Hip-Recall-Lawsuit. For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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