Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Brendan Flaherty and of Counsel David Szerlag have filed Stryker Rejuvenate recall lawsuits* against Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker) on behalf of patients in the Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota, area. “Our clients trusted Stryker to provide quality hip implants when they had hip replacement surgery,” said Pritzker. “But we allege that our clients suffered metallosis (chromium and cobalt poisoning) from these products. As stated in the lawsuit Complaints, many of them have had to have the Stryker Rejuvenate implants removed in a procedure called revision surgery.”
Pritzker and his team have offices in Minneapolis, MN. Many of their clients had the initial hip replacement surgery at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN, part of the CentraCare Health System, or Immanuel-St. Joseph’s in Mankato, MN, part of the Mayo Clinic Health System.
The lawsuits filed by Pritzker and his team allege that Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck and stem products failed at the junction between the neck and stem due to corrosion and fretting that can cause metallosis, metal poisoning from chromium and cobalt ions. It was for this very reason that, in July of 2012, Stryker recalled Rejuvenate modular-neck and stem components.
Pritzker, Flaherty and Szerlag allege that their clients suffered severe pain as the Stryker Rejuvenate system failed and required revision surgery. “Revision surgery is extremely invasive because the stem needs to be removed from the femur,” said Pritzker. “We allege that the Stryker Rejuvenate products that were implanted to prevent pain ended up causing more pain because of severely damaged tissue and bones in the area surrounding these hip implant products.”
Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Brendan Flaherty and of Counsel David Szerlag represent patients nationwide who have been injured by medical products. You can contact Pritzker or another Stryker Rejuvenate and recall lawsuit lawyer on the law firm’s Stryker Litigation Team at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or via the firm’s website, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com. PritzkerOlsen law firm has offices at 45 South Seventh Street, Suite 2950, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
*Clients v. Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, dba, Stryker, Docket Numbers L-8483-12, 8492-12, 8488-12, 8502-12 and 8497-12.