New information released by Stryker confirms what we suspected, that even patients who are not experiencing pain, swelling or any symptoms of metallosis are at risk and need to contact their surgeon.
(PRWEB) January 31, 2013
PritzkerOlsen, P.A. has filed lawsuits* against Stryker Orthopaedics, Inc. (Stryker) on behalf of patients, who allege that their hip implants failed due to chromium and cobalt poisoning (metallosis). Attorneys Fred Pritzker and of Counsel David Szerlag are leading the firm’s Stryker litigation team. Howmedica Osteonics Corporoation does business as Stryker Orthopaedics, Inc.
In June of 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems due to possible fretting and corrosion, which can lead to metallosis (metal poisoning from chromium and cobalt), according to the FDA. Stryker’s own product information** states that this can cause adverse local tissue reactions, as well as possible pain and/or swelling at or around the hip.
“New information released by Stryker** confirms what we suspected, that even patients who are not experiencing pain, swelling or any symptoms of metallosis are at risk and need to contact their surgeon,” said Pritzker. On its website**, Stryker states, “Stryker suggests that patients who have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem contact their surgeon to schedule a follow-up appointment even if they are not experiencing symptoms such as pain and/or swelling at or around their hip.”
Attorneys Pritzker and Szerlag are providing free consultations to patients with Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. Patients can learn more about a Stryker hip recall lawsuit on the PritzkerOlsen website, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag represent clients nationwide in product liability and mass tort lawsuits against manufacturers. They are providing free consultations to Stryker hip replacement patients, who can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free). PritzkerOlsen, P.A. has offices in Minneapolis, MN. David, of counsel attorney for PritzkerOlsen, has offices in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Providence, Rhode Island and Minneapolis, Minneasota. The Minneapolis offices are located at 45 South 7th Street Suite 2950, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
*Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Defendant Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, dba, Stryker, Docket Numbers L-8483-12, 8492-12, 8488-12, 8502-12 and 8497-12.