New York, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
More than 380 Stryker hip lawsuits (http://www.strykerhiprecallclaims.com/) filed on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems continue to progress in a multicounty litigation now underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the Court has scheduled the next Case Management Conference in the Stryker hip recall litigation for October 23, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
“Our Firm has already filed numerous Stryker hip lawsuits in the New Jersey litigation, and we continue to hear from patients who have suffered serious injuries allegedly associated with recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. We look forward to additional progress in the litigation in the coming months,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who have suffered serious complications, allegedly related to the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.
Stryker Hip Recall Litigation
According to court documents, the Stryker hip recall claims pending in New Jersey are among more than 600 lawsuits involving similar allegations that have been filed in courts around the country. The total also includes at least 290 Stryker lawsuits that are pending in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441) Plaintiffs in these lawsuits have allegedly suffered metallosis, necrosis, osteolysis, and other debilitating complications due to the propensity of the Rejuvenate and ABG II stems to fret and corrode at the modular neck junction. According to the complaints, some of the plaintiffs experienced premature failure of their hips due to such complications, resulting in painful revision surgery to remove the device.
Stryker announced the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recall in July 2012, after an unacceptably high number of patients experienced complications associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. According to Stryker, this may cause pain, swelling, and early failure of the implant. Stryker has recommended that all recipients of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems undergo blood tests for elevated metal ion levels, as well as cross sectional imaging, regardless of their symptoms. *
Patients fitted with Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems may be eligible to file a Stryker lawsuit if they suffered complications associated with fretting and corrosion of the components. Learn More about the problems associated with these Stryker hip replacements by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For more information and to arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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