DrugRisk has learned that the FDA also recently recalled the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, which is used in knee replacement procedures, over concerns that defects could cause improper cuts, instability and knee failure.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
The hip implant safety center at DrugRisk.com is announcing new information on the site for patients who have received Stryker orthopedic implants. As the company faces claims from those alleging recalled hip injuries, the FDA has recalled a knee implant product as well.
DrugRisk was created to provide patients using popular drugs and medical devices with the latest warnings, recalls, studies and litigation news. Visitors can learn if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center contains warnings from the British Medical Journal* and FDA** that toxic metal shavings from all-metal hips like the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate can cause serious conditions such as tissue damage, bone loss and damage to other organs when released into the body.
Stryker issued a recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular implant systems in July of 2012***. As part of the recall, the company admitted some patients experienced adverse local tissue reactions or elevated levels of metal in the bloodstream, even if no symptoms were present***.
Now, DrugRisk has learned that the FDA also recently recalled the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, which is used in knee replacement procedures, over concerns that defects could cause improper cuts, instability and knee failure****.
Due to the number of patients expected to file a Stryker lawsuit, lawyers have asked that cases be consolidated to a special federal court in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML))
Anyone affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip recall or ShapeMatch knee recall is urged to contact the DrugRisk Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their full legal rights before signing anything from the company.
Due to the specialized nature of federal medical device injury cases, DrugRisk recommends patients only use a lawyer or law firm that has already handled Stryker recall lawsuits.
For more information on the recall, studies and litigation news related to Stryker or other metal hips, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.