Our personal injury lawyers have been investigating claims on behalf of those that have had revision surgeries as a result of metal hip implant complications since the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stem implant recall nearly two years ago. In July 2012, the Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem hip implants due to the risks associated with corrosion of the modular neck joint of the implant.
According to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 48 percent of the total hip arthroplasties measured in the study resulted in elevated metal ion levels for the patients that received them. The study also indicated that the rate of revision surgery administered to hip implant patients was 28 percent. Those patients in the study who received a modular hip implant had the Kaplan-Meier survivorship (a measure of the life cycle of a product) of their devices measured at 40 percent after 4 years even though they are intended to last for at least 15 years. The results from this new study are very consistent with the complaints filed against Stryker.
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Hip implant attorneys are currently available to investigate Stryker hip implant claims on behalf of persons who have undergone revision surgery after receiving a Rejuvenate modular-neck stem implant as well as those that have yet to have the recalled implant replaced. If you or a loved one have suffered medical complications from, or had to undergo revision surgery after receiving a recalled metal hip implant such as the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II, contact our national hip implant injury lawyers for a thorough investigation into your claim.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.