Stryker Hip Lawsuit Breaking News Report: In July 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck hip stems. Because of this Stryker Hip Recall, Stryker Hip Lawsuit cases are progressing with consolidation in the New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County, Case 296. A case management conference in March 2013 has been scheduled regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem litigation. The developments in this litigation are welcome by all who suffered premature failure of their Stryker Hip Implant and other medical complications that could follow.
It is known that there are many factors and reasons for failure in individuals with certain hip implants. They can include dislocation, infection, loosening as well as harmful biological responses. Specialized testing should be done for metal ion levels along with imaging. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck hip stem systems have had growing legal problems attributed to complaints from thousands of patients who had the medical devices implanted. Unlike other hip implants that have a one piece neck and stem, these two Stryker Hips include several components. Their use was intended to give orthopedic surgeons more flexibility with implants that could be custom fitted. The parts are manufactured with a titanium alloy blend to reduce corrosion and fretting. Disappointingly, facts did end up exposing evidence of these two serious side effects. A Stryker Hip Recall later occurred. This has led to numerous Stryker Lawsuit cases being filed against the manufacturer. Loosening of the implant and release of toxic metals caused many individuals serious Stryker Hip Side Effects.
Many patients with Stryker Hip Implants do not know that both of these systems were submitted through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) premarket notification process. With this program, drugs or medical devices do not have to undergo clinical trials as long as the product is similar enough to a product that has already received FDA approval. That was the case with both of these hip systems. Therefore, safety does not have to be proven in advance. Flaws are found only after they have been implanted in patients.
If you have experienced complications such as pain at the surgical site, squeaking or grinding sound from replaced joint, infection after surgery or difficulty in walking, a skilled Stryker Hip Lawyer may assist you in pursuing potential financial compensation through a Stryker Hip Lawsuit for your medical costs and pain and suffering.