Individuals affected by the Stryker hip recall continue to file Stryker hip lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries. There are currently over 1300 Stryker hip lawsuits pending in federal litigation against the makers of the metal-on-metal hip system. The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012, after the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received a large number of reports indicating that patients fitted with the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems were experiencing serious complications, including pain, swelling, adverse local tissue reactions, and high levels of metal ions in their blood. Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Symptoms and Problems associated with the Stryker hip replacement recall include:
- Adverse local tissue reactions
- High levels of metal ions in blood
- Tissue necrosis
- Damage to bone surrounding hip joint
- Damage to tissue surrounding hip joint
- Hip replacement failure
- Loosening of implant
- Formation of pseudotumors
Stryker has warned patients with the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems to undergo blood and imaging tests even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. If you or a loved one were harmed by a Stryker recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem, legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney should be sought immediately. Wright & Schulte LLC, a national law firm focused on obtaining justice for the people, represents the victims of defective medical devices, including Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall implants. To learn more on Stryker hip lawsuits, we urge you to contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free, no obligation Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall implant lawsuit evaluation today.[http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/09/stryker-recall-idUSL1E9C95FG20130109]
The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall | Stryker Rejuvenate And ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem Recall
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stems are mix-and-match necks and stems, both of which are made of metal. The components were brought to market in 2009, and some 20,000 were sold globally before they were recalled. If you received your hip between 2009 and August of 2012 and are experiencing pain, swelling or other symptoms of a failing hip, it is possible that you received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG Modular-Neck Stem.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall FDA
The Stryker Hip has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem replacement hip systems as listed on the FDA. Stryker will also terminate global distribution of these products. Stryker made this voluntarally recall after continued post-market surveillance.[http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm311043.htm]
The Stryker hip recall was announced because the femoral pieces can corrode, leaching toxic metal ions into the surrounding tissue, bone and/or bloodstream of implant patients. In addition to the metallosis, tissue necrosis and other problems reported by Stryker hip implant recall patients, some studies have indicated that the chromium and cobalt shed from these devices can spread and cause damage to the lymph nodes, spleen, liver and kidneys.
Patients with one of the recalled Stryker hip components may have to undergo painful revision surgery to have the device removed or replaced if their hip implant has failed. Even if you are not experiencing any pain or swelling, you should contact your doctor for a blood test and imaging scans to determine if your hip is functioning properly. According to Stryker, some patients with these components have been found to have high levels of metal ions in their blood, as well as evidence of local tissue reactions, even in the absence of symptoms.
Stryker has promised to pay for tests, revision surgeries and out-of-pocket expenses related to the Rejuvenate and ABG II recall. In fact, it has even hired Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to handle these claims. However, Stryker hip implant recall patients may have other damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life that may not be covered by Stryker through this program. You should talk to attorney before you discuss your claim with anyone from Stryker or Broadspire to be sure you don’t surrender any legal rights you might have for additional compensation.
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The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one suffered a devastating injury related to the Stryker hip recall, and you’re looking for a Stryker hip lawyer that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your Stryker hip replacement lawsuit, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.
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