Before last summer’s Stryker hip recall, 20,000 Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stems were sold throughout the U.S. That means thousands of patients who were implanted with the Stryker Orthopaedics-manufactured hip replacement device may now be suffering side effects manifesting in swelling, pain, infection, inflammation and possibly metallosis.

If you experienced any of the following Stryker Rejuvenate recall complications, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer:

  • pain and/or swelling at the local joint site;
  • metallosis;
  • loosening;
  • immobility; and
  • inflammation of the surrounding tissue.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall

The Stryker hip recall was issued by Stryker Orthopaedics on July 6, 2012 after post-surveillance data indicated that its Rejuvenate and ABG II implants may have the tendency to fret and corrode, causing a host of adverse tissue reactions. One of the most frightening and painful side effects is metallosis, which occurs when metallic debris sheds into the patient’s bloodstream. Plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits after these Stryker hip replacement recalls allegedly suffered this complication.

In 2012, it is estimated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received at least 45 adverse event reports from patients who were implanted with the Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem.

Stryker Broadspire Claims Following the Stryker Hip Recall

If you underwent a Stryker hip replacement procedure before these Stryker hip replacement recalls, you may have received a letter from your doctor informing you of the Stryker Broadspire Claims Program.

What it is: Broadspire Services Inc. was hired by Stryker Orthopaedics to handle claims related to patient reimbursement expenses. The company directed doctors to inform patients that representatives from Broadspire would be available to work directly with them to handle their claims. According to the manufacturer’s website, expenses eligible for patient reimbursement include “testing, treatment, revision surgery, if necessary, and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.”

However, patients are advised to contact a lawyer before participating in the Broadspire Stryker Claims Program, as any information disclosed to a representative could be used as evidence in your Stryker hip recall lawsuit.

Considering a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Lawsuit? Call Us Today.

If you suffered complications after receiving the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem, you may be eligible to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit. Call a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today for a free and confidential case evaluation at (877) 779-1414.

Published February 8, 2013 by