St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
The Stryker hip recall lawyers at The Onder Law Firm are offering free consultations to persons a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II metal-on-metal bearing hip replacement system. Stryker Orthopaedics announced this hip recall on July 10, 2012. The Rejuvenate hip replacement system, which was released in early 2010, is one of Stryker's best-selling joint replacement products.
The Stryker hip recall warned patients with these hip replacement systems of the potential for fretting and corrosion under normal wear of the metal-on-metal bearing hip replacement systems. Stryker marketed the Rejuvenate hip replacement system as having a successful 15 year clinical history, but many of those who have contacted the Stryker hip recall lawyers at The Onder Law Firm report requiring revision surgery far less time. Stryker Corporation's 2011 annual sales were approximately $8.3 billion.
Other metal-on-metal bearing hip replacement systems have also been subject to recall. In 2010, the DePuy hip recall involved 93,000 metal-on-metal bearing ASR XL hip replacement systems, warning of both premature failure and the potential for tissue damage due to the absorption of metallic particles in the bloodstream and surrounding tissue. At that time, research released by the National Joint Registry of England and Wales found that 6.2% of metal-on-metal bearings hip replacement systems required a revision surgery within 5 years, compared to just 1.7% for metal-on-plastic and 2.3% for ceramic-on-ceramic systems. DePuy hip recall lawsuits have alleged the company marketed a defective product.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson have represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from other lawyers in regards to handling or working as co-counsel on Stryker hip recall lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm offers information pertaining to the Stryker hip recall at http://www.strykerhiprecalllawyer.com.