Earlier this year the JPML Court agreed to consolidate all of the federal lawsuits concerning the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants to one Court, with a case list of over 80 law suits, and thousands more expected to follow. As lawsuits surrounding the Stryker Hip Implant continue to increase, the widespread nature and effects of this Stryker Recall continue to emerge.
The Stryker implants have been under voluntary recall from the company since 2012, with worldwide sales of the products stopping after the discovery of potential fretting and corrosion of the joints. The company has noted that potential complications include tissue inflammation, pain, and swelling around the joint. Affected patients have also experienced metal contamination, loosening of the joint, and the need for revision surgery.
Stryker has since sent follow up statements to physicians and patients warning of the need for metal contamination testing, even in patients who are not experiencing adverse symptoms.
If you received a Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II implant you should consult a medical professional immediately. Whether you are experiencing adverse side effects or not, prevention could help prevent future complications and/or the need for a hip revision (replacement). For more information the Stryker hip implant recall: Top 10 Things All Stryker Hip Implant Patients Need To Know
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.