Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers

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Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall


On July 6, 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implant systems due to major design defects.  Studies have shown that these implants corrode over time, which causes bits of metal to release into patients’ bodies, leading to serious health complications.


Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Failures


Despite Stryker’s initial claims, the metal components of the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants can, in fact, fret and corrode.


In its April 2012 Safety Notice, Stryker reported cases of wear-related corrosion in the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants.  This corrosion releases metal debris into a patient’s body.


Health Problems


Not surprisingly, loose metal debris in the body can lead to significant health problems, such as:


Metallosis: An adverse tissue reaction to heavy metals in the body that can cause pain, limited mobility, failure of the hip joint, pseudo-tumors, and dissolution of the bone.


Osteolysis: An autoimmune response to the metal debris that can cause weakened bones to fracture and can loosen the hip implant.


Permanent Tissue Damage


Painful Swelling


What This Means


Revision Surgery May Be Necessary


According to Stryker’s website, surgeons may recommend an additional surgery to replace a patient’s current hip implant called a revision surgery.  Revision surgery is a complicated procedure that can lead to a long, painful recovery.


You Have Rights


The lawyers at Hurley McKenna & Mertz currently represent multiple individuals in lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective hip implants.  Utilizing their extensive experience handling both product liability and medical malpractice cases, the lawyers strive to obtain excellent results for their clients and to hold the manufacturers of these implants accountable for their negligence.


If you believe you or a loved one may have received a defective Stryker hip implant contact us for a free consultation;


Hurley McKenna & Mertz

312-553-4900


freeconsultation@hurley-law.com

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