Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP reports that 382 lawsuits have been filed by recipients of Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements in the multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, according to court documents. Individuals filing Stryker hip replacement lawsuits allege they suffered from serious complications, including metallosis, necrosis, osteolysis, loosening of the implant and hip implant failure. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
Court documents also state at least 198 Stryker hip replacement lawsuits have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems in July 2012 after the hip replacement systems were allegedly linked to serious complications including fretting, corrosion, metallosis, hip dislocation and fractures.*
According to a February 28, 2012 article from the British Medical Journal, metal debris from metal-on-metal hip replacements can release toxic levels of chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream, leading to metal poisoning. The Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems include metal neck and stem components that can grind together over time, causing metal debris to flake off of the implant. **
Patients who have experienced metal poisoning, fractures, osteolysis, hip failure or hip implant dislocation from a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip replacement system may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free Stryker hip recall lawsuit consultation, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com) represents individuals affected by Stryker hip replacement failure, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, Mirena IUDs, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacements, GranuFlo dialysis concentrate and other defective drugs and medical devices.