Wright & Schulte LLC urges patients affected by the Stryker Hip Recall involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem Recall to undergo clinical evaluations, including blood tests for metal ion levels and imaging for metallosis, even if they are asymptomatic.
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced defective medical device law firm, is urging all patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem recall to undergo clinical evaluations for high metal ion levels and metallosis. Stryker recently recommended blood tests and cross-sectional imaging for all Stryker hip recall patients, based on reports of asymptomatic Rejuvenate and AGB II hip stem recipients who tested positive for metal ions and metallosis.
Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free stryker hip recall lawsuit consultations to individuals who suffered serious complications due to the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem hip replacements. For more information on filing a Stryker hip recall lawsuit, or to arrange for a free Stryker hip lawsuit consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
Stryker Replacement Hip Recall
The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012, after the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were found to be prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. While the Stryker hip components had only been on the market for two years, some 20,000 devices had been sold worldwide, the company said. [stryker.com/en-us/products/Orthopaedics/modularneckstems/index.htm]
Patients fitted with the recalled hip components may experience pain, swelling and an adverse local tissue reaction called metallosis. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), this reaction may cause damage to bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint, as well as implant loosening, device failure and the need for revision surgery. The FDA has also warned that debris shed from metal hip implant components will enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, where it may cause systemic reactions in other tissue and organs. [http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm335775.htm]
Stryker has also announced that it has hired Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to handle claims for testing, revision surgery, and out-of-pocket expenses relating to the Rejuvenate and ABG II recall. However, because any information disclosed in the process of filing a claim with Broadspire could be used in future legal proceedings, Wright & Schulte LLC is recommending that those affected should seek the advice of an attorney before they communicate with Broadspire in any way. [aboutstryker.com/modularneckstems/]
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