Saturday, December 22, 2012 - he Onder Law Firm, which handles medical device and pharmaceutical claims and lawsuits nationwide, has added new information to its Stryker hip recall-specific website, expanding information about the history of problems with hip replacement systems utilizing a metal component, other recent hip recall lawsuits, and the current state of Stryker hip recall claims. Stryker Corporation announced the recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular neck-stem hip replacement systems components on July 6, 2012, warning persons with these components that they have the potential for fretting and corrosion, leading to a medical condition known as metallosis in other hip replacement systems. Stryker Corporation had $8.3 billion in sales in 2011; the Rejuvenate hip replacement system was one of its best-selling joint replacement products.
The Stryker hip recall is not the first hip replacement system known to cause metallosis. In August of 2009, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled 93,000 ASR hip replacement systems after they were found to fail prematurely as well as cause metallosis. Even when the DePuy ASR hip replacement systems were still functioning properly, elevated levels of chromium and cobalt were found in blood tests in many patients. The Onder Law Firm represented hundreds of clients in the DePuy hip recall.
Persons with a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG-II hip replacement system that is failing may experience pain and swelling around the implanted hip. Many, if not all, of those persons will require revision surgery, having the Stryker hip replacement system rumored and another hip replacement system implanted. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement system, which was introduced to the market in 2010, was marketed as having a longer life span, 10 - 15 years, so learning that another hip replacement surgery and rehabilitation will be required has proved devastating for thousands of patients. Stryker hip recall lawyers are seeking compensation including all medical expenses, any lost wages and money for the pain and suffering they have been forced to endure. Thos who have a Stryker ABG-II or Rejuvenate hip replacement system may speak with a Stryker hip recall lawyer by calling The Onder Law Firm at 1-877-663-3752 or visiting the firm‘s Stryker hip recall website. All Stryker hip recall attorney consultations are free of charge and without any further obligation.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from law firms in regards to handling or working as co-counsel on Stryker hip recall claims.