Defective Medical Devices - Stryker Rejuvenate & Stryker ABG II
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The product liability attorneys of Murray Guari are reviewing potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals who received the Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker ABG II, and Stryker L-Fit V40 Co/Cr Femoral Head (Accolade) hip implant due to numerous complaints to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the potential risk of corrosion and "fretting" at or about the modular neck junction. This may result in adverse pain and/or swelling in or around one's replaced hip.
The Stryker Hip Implant Recall
Stryker hip implants, which had been approved by the FDA in 2009, voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in July 2012. The Modular-neck stems had provided orthopaedic surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient's anatomy and hip biomechanics.
Stryker Hip Implant Recall Victims May Suffer From
The Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems devices, which were supposed to last fifteen to twenty years, had many failing in less than one and a half years (premature device failure). Also at issue - the hip implant devices were non-metal on metal, unlike the recent failures (replacement and cobalt poisoning) and recalls of Johnson and Johnson's DePuyASR hip implants (Pinnacle) and Wright Medical's Profemur Z hip replacement.
The FDA received an unusually high number of consumer complaints (MAUDE Adverse Event Report System) regarding Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems claiming:
- Pain and tissue inflammation in the hip area that caused limping
- Difficulty or stiffness while walking
- Hip joints that squeaked, hip joints that clicked, and hip joints that grinded
- Uneven wear or failure of hip implants and/or the detachment of hip implant parts, which could result in bone fractures
- Need for subsequent hip surgeries, which not only remove the acetabular cup and the metal ball, but also must replace the femoral stem (supposed to permanent and can cause femur fractures).
- Allergic reactions
Some patients experienced catastrophic injuries including elevated cobalt and chromium, pseudotumors, bone and tissue damage, and revision surgery.
Patients implanted with Accolade used with Stryker L-Fit V40 Chrome/Cobalt femoral heads also resulted in severe metal wear disease. Patients experienced pain, lack of mobility and tissue destruction.
The defective medical products law firm of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys is actively investigating defects associated with the Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, Stryker L-Fit V40 Chrome/Cobalt femoral head or the Accolade Hip Implants. If you or a loved one has been implanted with a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate,a Stryker ABG II modular-neck stems, a Stryker L-Fit V40 Chrome/Cobalt femoral head or the Accolade, and the product has failed, or you are experiencing pain or swelling, and would like to learn more about your legal rights, call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.
Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.