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Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
In a little over two years since the Stryker hip replacement recall was announced for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems, thousands of product liability claims have been filed in courts around the country on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by the metal hip components, The Oliver Law Group reports. According to an update from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), at least 1,704 Stryker hip recall lawsuits were pending in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, as of September 15, 2014. All federally-filed claims involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II components have been consolidated in that jurisdiction for coordinated pretrial proceedings.
(In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)
Court documents indicate that all of the Stryker hip replacement lawsuits pending in Minnesota allege that the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems can cause recipients to suffer metallosis, adverse tissue reactions, pain and other debilitating complications that have the potential to lead to premature failure of the device within just a few years of implantation. The lawsuits further allege that these injuries are the result of the components’ defective design, which makes them prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. Should this occur, the claims assert that the device can generate dangerous amounts of toxic metal debris that will accumulate in a recipient’s tissue and blood stream.
Stryker Hip Implant Recall
The Stryker hip replacement recall was announced in July 2012, after an unexpected number of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recipients reportedly experienced fretting and corrosion of the devices. According to Stryker, patients who have experienced this phenomenon have developed chronic pain, swelling, and adverse local tissue reactions. While symptoms of a failed hip stem may include swelling and pain around the area of the implant, the company has warned that the absence of symptoms does not necessarily indicate that the device is performing as intended. As such, Stryker has advised all Rejuvenate and ABG II patients to undergo blood and imaging tests to ensure that their hip stems are not defective.
The Stryker hip recall has resulted in thousands of claims being filed against the company. In addition to the cases pending in Minnesota, court documents show that more than 2,000 Stryker hip lawsuits that involve similar allegations are pending in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court.
(In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
The Oliver Law Group continues to investigate Stryker hip replacement recall lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants. To learn more about your Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit, please contact our office by calling 800-939-7878 today.
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