Stryker® Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate modular and ABG-II modular-neck hip stem implants, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Stryker indicates that fretting and corrosion (wear and tear) can occur within the devices, which can cause adverse tissue reactions and pain and swelling in certain individuals. In certain cases, a painful revision surgery is necessary to correct health issues related to the recalled Stryker implants.
If you or someone you care about has had a Stryker hip implant and have suffered painful side effects or a revision surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the professionals at Cory Watson Attorneys by calling (877) 562-0000 or filling out our free initial consultation form on our site.
Stryker® Hip Implant Dangerous Side Effects
Stryker indicates that fretting and corrosion is occurring with some hip implant devices, which can cause very serious conditions such as metallosis and/or necrosis (tissue death), commonly referred to as Adverse Local Tissue Reactions, or “ALTR.” Patients with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implant may also suffer allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, swelling, osteolysis (bone damage), and pain.
While all complications from this device may not be outwardly visible, physical side effects such as pain or swelling may indicate a complication. In certain cases, a revision surgery may be necessary to correct health issues related to the recalled device.
Over $1.4 Billion Settled in Stryker® Hip Implant Litigation
Stryker Orthopaedics agreed to pay injured hip implant patients compensation expected to exceed $1.4 billion according to terms of a settlement announced November 3, 2014 in Federal court in Minnesota. The settlement was the result of litigation involving Stryker’s popular Rejuvenate and ABG II hip devices that were recalled after patients began reporting serious complications caused by the metal-on-metal hip implant devices.
Get the Legal Help You Deserve
If you or someone you know received a recalled Stryker Orthopaedics hip implant and suffered painful swelling or related side effects that resulted in hospitalization or a revision surgery, Cory Watson Attorneys wants to help. Our legal team has decades of experience dealing with defective medical device lawsuits, and we’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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