In the wake of the Stryker hip recall, patients who received defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants continue to file lawsuits against the manufacturer, seeking compensation for their expenses and injuries.

Stryker Orthopaedics issued the voluntary Stryker hip recall in July 2012 due to safety concerns. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II had metal components that were prone to fretting and corroding, which can lead to adverse effects in patients, including:

  • Pain, inflammation and infections
  • Loosening of the metal hip implant
  • Pseudo tumors
  • Dislocation of the implant
  • Metallosis.

The FDA has received more than 65 reports of Stryker hip injuries.

Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit Filed by Arkansas Woman

On November 7, 2012, an Arkansas woman filed a Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Tracy Sponer received the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant in September 2011 at the Arkansas Surgical Hospital in a hip replacement surgery. Soon, she began to experience serious Stryker hip side effects that became so severe that she was forced to undergo revision surgery to remove and replace the defective hip implant.

Sponer’s Stryker hip recall lawsuit alleges that Stryker failed to report problems with the Rejuvenate hip implant, and did not conduct adequate research and analysis into the reports of Stryker hip replacement failure. Her claims against Stryker include failure to warn, negligence, defective manufacture and design, and breach of warranties. She seeks compensation for her medical expenses and sufferings.

Utah Woman Undergoes Multiple Revision Surgeries from Defective Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant

A Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuit was filed by Utah resident Erma Neagle on November 9, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for Utah.

Neagle underwent hip replacement surgery and received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant in November 2010. Her complications began soon after the surgery, including an abnormally long recovery time. In addition, she experienced substantial pain and chronic inflammation in her hip, in addition to pain and infection.

Negale had to go through two corrective surgeries to seek relief from the defective device. In her first, July 2012 surgery, the surgeons debrided the infected tissue and removed the defective implant, replacing it with a temporary alternative. In October 2012, she went through a second revision surgery to receive a more permanent hip replacement alternative.

After suffering multiple complications and surgeries, Neagle is now among the many other victims of the Stryker hip recall filing lawsuits against the manufacturer.

Stryker Hip Lawsuits Mounting

Patients affected by the Stryker hip recall are filing Stryker hip lawsuits in state and federal courts against Stryker Orthopaedics, alleging that the company designed and marketed a defective product, and failed to warn patients about its potential risks. Stryker hip lawsuits seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If you received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant and experienced adverse effects or hip replacement failure, speak to a Stryker hip lawyer to learn more about your legal rights and options. Call (877) 779-1414 to learn more.

Published December 17, 2012 by