Court Records Indicate at Least 81 Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits are Pending in New Jersey Superior Court, Additional Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Lawsuits Filed in Federal Courts.
The Stryker Rejuvanate hip recall replacement lawsuit attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC an experienced medical device injury law firm, are pleased to report that the litigation surrounding the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits has begun to move forward. In January 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that all Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement lawsuits stemming from the July 2012 recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems be consolidated in a multicounty litigation in Bergen County Superior Court. Court records indicate that at least 81 Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits have already been filed in the New Jersey litigation. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
According to Wright & Schulte LLC, additional Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits have been filed in various federal courts throughout the country. In February, plaintiffs in federal Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits motioned for the establishment of a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. According to their motion, least 30 federal Stryker hip replacement recall lawsuits were already pending against Stryker. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML)) This litigation is only in its preliminary phase, so it is far too early to speculate about a possible Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement lawsuit settlement, according to the firm.
Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free Stryker Rejuvenate recall Lawsuit case evaluations to individuals who suffered serious Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall symptoms and complications, including:
- Tissue death
- Damage to bone and tissue
- Premature failure of the implant
- Loosening of implant
- Formation of pseudotumors
For more information on filing a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall 2012
Some 20,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip stems had been sold worldwide by the time the Stryker Rejuvenate recall was announced in July 2012. According to the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall notice, the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems are prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. As such, the hips can generate excessive amounts of metallic debris, placing hip implant recipients at risk for pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions. All patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall have been advised to undergo metal ion blood testing and imaging screenings, even if they are not experiencing problems with their hip.
[ http://literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf ]
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall and the FDA
Though they are not technically considered metal-on-metal hip implants, the hip components involved in the Stryker hip recall have been associated with similar complications, including adverse local tissue reactions and premature device failure. Like metal-on-metal hips, those involved in the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall were also brought to market under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) system, which does not require human testing prior to agency approval. The FDA has been reviewing the safety of all-metal hips since February 2011, and in January proposed a new regulation that would disallow 510(k) approvals for metal-on-metal hips. The agency also recommended blood and imaging tests for metal-on-metal hip recipients who were experiencing problems with their hips.
[ fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm335775.htm ]
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Lawsuits
According to Wright & Schulte LLC, the litigation surrounding the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall is expected to be massive. Recipients of recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems are urged to speak with an attorney before they agree to any settlement of claims with Stryker. If you or a loved one were a victim of complications related to the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement recall, it is important to act now to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. To learn more about filing a Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by visiting yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.
About Wright & Schulte LLC and Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Lawsuits
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