Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue to Increase
Posted on November 7, 2013 in Defective Medical Devices
More than 700 Stryker hip lawsuits stemming from last year’s recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems are now pending in courts throughout the country with than 400 Stryker hip lawsuits filed in Bergen County New Jersey Superior Court. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
At least 325 claims involving similar allegations have been filed in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)
Walkup Melodia in San Francisco is representing numerous individuals in both proceedings who were injured by Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.
The firm offers contingency fee representation and free Stryker hip lawsuit evaluations to individuals who have suffered metal-on-metal hip injuries including serious complications, metallosis, bone and tissue necrosis, osteolysis, grinding, popping and failure of the hip, as a result of toxic metal debris shed from the recalled hip stems.
Walkup Melodia lawyers are leaders in the metal on metal hip injury field. The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012 when after company data showed the Rejuvenate and ABG II components were prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction.
Stryker has advised all Rejuvenate and ABG II recipients to undergo blood testing and cross-sectional imaging, regardless of their symptoms, to ensure the hips are functioning properly. Individuals who have suffered hip-related injuries peculiar to the Stryker multi-piece stem design are entitled to file a Stryker hip lawsuit to obtain compensation.