Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Litigation
The increase in hip replacement surgery over the last ten years is staggering. A recent article by Sci-tech Today reported that two percent of Americans now have an artificial joint. Among the over-50 crowd, it's even more common and the number is expected to grow as that population ages.
What many Americans do not know is that some parts used in hip replacement surgeries are doing more harm than good. In 2010, the Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s largest medical device companies, released Rejuvenate and ABG II; a modular hip system of femoral bodies and necks. This new device was designed and promoted heavily to surgeons touting the product’s enhanced stability, proven modularity, and intraoperative flexibility.
Yet, in spite of safe product promises, patients have come forward complaining of injuries consistent with metal-on-metal injuries. While the Stryker Modular Hip System is not a metal-on-metal hip system, patient reports reveal metal injuries at the location where the metal modular meets the metal neck of the device. These injuries may show that the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System is defective and causing harm to those who have already been implanted with the new device.
The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant currently has not been recalled in the United States. Sadly, many hip replacement patients are unaware of the type of implant used in their surgery. They may be suffering in silence not knowing they could have legal recourse against the device manufacturer.
Stryker litigation attorneys are examining potential lawsuits for cases throughout the United States. A multidistrict litigation case has been formed to investigate Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices nationally. Individuals who feel they received a defective Stryker hip implant are encouraged by to contact knowledgeable Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Lawyers to determine how they can support and protect their interests in this case.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II device cases are poised to be one of the largest against a manufacturer on record.
Author’s note: Attorney Joseph A. Osborne of Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche was selected to serve as a member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Stryker hip implant multi-district litigation involving the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices. His firm, Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne and Le Clainche, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida has been seeking justice for its clients in personal injury cases since 1965. Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne and Le Clainche and William E. Johnson have collaborated on personal injury and wrongful death cases.