Stryker Hip Lawsuits Being Investigated by Bernstein Liebhard LLP in Wake of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Hip Neck Stem Recall

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Stryker Recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck-stems in July 2012 due to a potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction.

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We have heard from numerous individuals who have suffered complications related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall. Considering Stryker sold 20,000 of these implants prior to the recall, it’s likely that thousands of people were affected.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating Stryker hip lawsuits on behalf of individuals impacted by the July 2012 Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Hip Neck Stem recall. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall was announced after data indicated the components were at risk for fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. According to Stryker, patients implanted with the recalled components may experience pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions.*

“We have heard from numerous individuals who have suffered complications related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall. Considering Stryker sold 20,000 of these implants prior to the recall, it’s likely that thousands of people were affected,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free Stryker hip lawsuit evaluations to individuals who suffered metallosis, hip implant failure and other complications, allegedly due to these recalled hip components.

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits
In its most recent recall update, Stryker advised patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall to undergo metal ion testing and cross sectional imaging, even if they are not experiencing any problems with their hip. According to the company, there have been reports of patients with high levels of metal ions in their blood and/or adverse local tissue reactions, even in the absence of symptoms.* Stryker also announced that it has retained Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to work directly with patients to manage medical claims and address out-of-pocket costs relating to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.** Bernstein Liebhard LLP is advising patients that they should consider speaking with an attorney before they begin the Broadspire Stryker claims process, as any information they disclose to in the course of the claims process could be used as evidence in their Stryker hip recall lawsuit.

Earlier this month, lawsuits stemming from the Stryker hip recall were consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County before Judge Brian R. Martinotti. Court documents indicate that Judge Martinotti has scheduled the litigation’s initial conference for February 20, 2013 (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
The Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits involve friction at the modular stem. However, symptoms experienced by Stryker hip recall plaintiffs are similar to those reported in association with metal-on-metal hip implants, which consist of a metal ball and cup. Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for patients with metal-on-metal hip implants, and for the first time advised doctors to consider metal ion testing in patients showing signs of implant failure.***

Individuals who have suffered hip implant failures, metal poisoning, pain, or revision surgery allegedly due to the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II components may be entitled to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit seeking compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. Free lawsuit evaluations can be obtained by calling 877-779-1414.

*literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf
**literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_22.pdf
***fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241604.htm

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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