A Mississippi man who received a defective Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant has filed a Stryker hip recall lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics, the device’s manufacturer, after he suffered hip replacement failure.

Fred McGee received the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant in December 2011. Soon after, he began to experience “significant discomfort in the area of his defective device.” Less than ten months after he received the implant, on September 10, 2012, McGee was forced to undergo revision surgery to remove the device.

The titanium alloy stem and chrome cobalt neck of the Stryker hip system was advertised as superior to other hip replacement devices. Stryker claimed that their lab testing showed that the metal-on-metal components of its hip implants alleviated concerns about metal fretting and corrosion present in other metal-on-metal hip implants.

But McGee’s Stryker hip implant failed exactly because of corrosion and fretting of the metal components that Stryker claimed would not occur. “It was also exactly the same failure mechanism that the medical and scientific community had been studying and documenting in modular device design since the 1980s,” McGee stated.

In April 2012, Stryker issued a Field Safety Notice advising doctors of the devices’ potential for fretting and corrosion and “excessive metal debris and/or ion generation.” The notice also included information on adverse local tissue reaction and metallosis, or metal poisoning, which may require patients to undergo revision surgery.

Stryker issued a voluntary Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip recall in Canada and the United States on July 6, 2012, citing the same adverse reactions and problems outlined in the Field Safety Notice.

McGee’s Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits allege that the manufacturer was responsible for the design, production and marketing of a defective product. Stryker also failed to warn patients about potential Stryker hip problems and injuries.

Thousands of other patients affected by the Stryker hip recall are filing lawsuits around the country to seek compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more, call a Stryker hip recall lawyer at our firm: 877-779-1414.

Published October 23, 2012 by