Friday, November 2, 2012 - The Onder Law Firm‘s hip recall attorneys are evaluating claims for Stryker hip recall lawsuits in the aftermath of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip replacement systems recall announced on July 6, 2012. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement system, one of Stryker Orthopaedics best-selling joint replacement systems, was first used in early 2010 and ABG-II modular neck stems date back to 2008.
Stryker Orthopaedics, a giant in the joint replacement system manufacturing industry with over $8 billion in sales in 2011, warned patients in its Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip recall that these systems have the potential for fretting and corrosion under normal wear. The FDA has received more than 60 complaints regarding the hip replacement systems subject to the Stryker hip recall through the agency‘s MedWatch program, with some patients experiencing problems so severe that a revision, or secondary hip replacement surgery, was required to remove the failing components and replace it with a more viable hip replacement system. Symptoms of a failing hip replacement system include inflammation, severe pain, loosening or even detachment of the hip implant, dislocation or fracture of the surrounding bone. Even if the hip replacement system does not fail, its normal wear may cause metallosis, damage from metal particles being absorbed by the surrounding tissue and into the bloodstream.
The Onder Law Firm has handled other major joint and hip recall lawsuits (DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, MDL No. 2197), including the 2010 DePuy hip recall of 93,000 ASR XL metal-on-metal bearings hip replacement systems, which also caused metallosis, resulting in abnormal levels of chromium and cobalt levels in the blood. Research released by the National Joint Registry of England and Wales concluded that hip replacement systems using metal components in a friction capacity have a higher failure rate requiring revision surgery within 5 years than other hip replacement systems.
Persons with a recalled Stryker hip replacement system may contact The Onder Law Firm at 1-877-663-3752 to speak with a Stryker hip recall lawyer free of charge and with no further obligation to determine what legal rights they may have under the Stryker hip recall.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from law firms in regards to handling or working as co-counsel on Stryker hip recall lawsuits.