Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Problems
If you suffered Stryker hip replacement problems or failure after being implanted with the company’s now-recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stems, you may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Stryker Hip Replacement Problems
A number of lawsuits have already been filed by patients who allegedly suffered complications including failure stemming from this Stryker hip replacement, which was voluntarily recalled by the company on July 6, 2012. If you received a Stryker implant, you may have experienced pain and/or swelling at the local joint site, loosening of the implant, metallosis, immobility and inflammation of the hip’s surrounding tissue.
In its aftermath, personal struggles of the Stryker hip recall continue to be documented at a rapid rate. One Boca Raton retiree, for example, says she worked out regularly at her local YMCA and enjoyed long walks with her husband before receiving her Stryker hip replacement in July 2011. According to a Jan. 27 report from Florida’s Palm Beach Post, she now claims she can barely walk to her mailbox because of her injuries.
After undergoing five surgeries and allegedly developing high cobalt levels in her blood stream and tumor-like swelling in the joint area, this patient was the first to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics.
Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits
And she isn’t the only one who suffered physically-crippling Stryker hip replacement problems.
Another Stryker hip recall lawsuit plaintiff says he suffered excruciating pain in his hip and foot, as well as a large bruise along his calf as a result of the artificial hip he received. Doctors later told him he had been suffering from metallosis, which results from the fretting and corrosion of the hip’s metal components. This may cause metallic debris to shed into the patient’s bloodstream.
These Stryker failures may cost the manufacturer more than officials expected at the time of the recall. A Jan. 9 report from Reuters said the Stryker hip recall may end up costing Stryker Orthopaedics between $190 million and $390 million in expenses related to patient medical testing and treatment, revision surgeries, lawsuits and insurance payments.
How to File a Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit
If you suffered complications after receiving the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stems, you may be eligible to file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit against the manufacturer. Call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414.