Our Stryker hip recall attorneys have assembled an infographic demonstrating the defects associated with the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. While the devices were promoted by Stryker as having a customizable capability with various sized necks and stems, the design still allowed for metal-on-metal where the parts connected resulting in complications including: dislocations, fractures, metal fretting, metal poisoning of the blood, pain, and abnormal tissue growth known as pseudo tumors.
As a result of confirmed patient complaints, the FDA issued an urgent safety alert in April, 2012. Shortly, following the FDA’s action, Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of their products. Presently, there are a growing number of hip defect lawsuits filed by patients who have received the defective medical devices. In addition to damages for ongoing medical care, many lawsuits seek claims for punitive damages alleging that the company acted with reckless disregard for patient safety by failing to recall the product after they had knowledge of the recurring problems.
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