Stryker Rejuvenate Artificial Hip Lawyers
On July 4, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. This announcement follows an earlier recall in Canada. As the basis for the recall, Stryker citing mounting complaints by recipients that the devices cause metallosis and suffer high failure rates.
The hip replacement lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC are reviewing potential product liability lawsuits for individuals who are experiencing or have experienced problems after receiving a Stryker Rejuvenate artificial hip. The problems you've experienced may be caused by design defects with the artificial implant. The Biomet Magnum is a metal-on-metal design which has been shown to cause significant problems in similar designs by other manufacturers. The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC now represents clients nationwide who are dealing with defective artificial hip implants.
Stryker released the Rejuvenate hip system in February of 2010, touting its modular structure (separate stem and neck rather than all one piece) and its ability to better personalize the implant to a patient’s unique structure and hip biomechanics. As the metal-on-metal hip industry disaster began to unfold involving many of Stryker's competitors, the polyethylene and ceramic materials made the implant a favorable alternative to fill the void in the market. However, the femoral head (ball) interface is not the only point at which metal can articulate or wear. The Stryker Rejuvenate Recall details the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular neck/stem junction, which is made of cobalt and chromium.
If you've got one of the Stryker Rejuvenate artificial hips, compensation may be available to you through a Stryker Rejuvenate artificial hip lawsuit due to the manufacturer’s failure to adequately test the impact of the system or warn you about either the risk that the implant may loosen or fail within a few years of surgery or that the device may cause you to experience metallosis.
Potential signs of Stryker Rejuvenate hip problems:
- Unexplained Hip Pain
- Swelling and Tissue Damage
- Unexplained Tumors
- Difficulty Standing or Walking
- Loosening of the Hip Implant
- Additional Hip Revision Surgery
- Elevated levels of Cobalt and Chromium in blood & urine samples
An ever-increasing number of individuals (throughout the U.S.) have reported experiencing problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement. A typical artificial hip implant is expected to last more than 15 years; however, many individuals with Stryker Rejuvenate implants have required revision surgery within a year of surgery to replace or correct problems.
Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits are now being filed. The claims now being filed by plaintiffs include the problems with the design of the Rejuvenate device that were known to the device manufacturer, yet they continued to market the implant as safe and effective. Rather than issuing a Stryker hip replacement recall immediately, the artificial hip system was aggressively marketed as an implant superior to other hip systems - and a safer alternative to the metal-on-metal devices now on the market. This is clearly not the case.
Stryker Rejuvenate Artificial Hip Lawyers
As the design of all hip implants have been evaluated by our experts in the artificial hip litigation, research has shown that the Stryker Rejuvenate is a defective product from a design standpoint. This device presents an increased risk of revision surgery due to large amounts of metallic debris generated by the implant over time. The effect of the debris - swelling in the tissue, loosening of the joint - hasten the need for a revision surgery.
Rather than halting the use of Rejuvenate artificial hip implants once evidence came to light regarding the defective design, it appears that Stryker placed profits over the safety of consumers. As a result, individual injury claims have accrued and Stryker lawsuits have grown. They'll continue to grow as the devices continue to fail.
Contact Stryker Artificial Hip Replacement Attorneys
All cases are reviewed by our Stryker Rejuvenate hip attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to investigate your case and there are no attorney fees unless a recovery is obtained. To review a lawsuit for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
The attorneys at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC are now filing Stryker hip lawsuits for clients and are evaluating Stryker artificial hip implant claims nationwide. If you have one of the defective Rejuvenate devices, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your pain and suffering through a Biomet lawsuit.
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC's experienced injury lawyers have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective medical devices. Even if you're not sure of your implant model, we can help you. We'll order your medical records to identify your device and determine whether a Rejuvenate hip replacement lawsuit makes sense for you.
Alabama and Georgia have a two year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims. It takes time to acquire medical records and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your hip replacement device may be causing your pain and suffering.