Stryker Hip Systems FAQ's

STRYKER ABG II AND REJUVENATE MODULAR HIP SYSTEM LAWSUIT FAQs

The Emge Law Firm is currently reviewing potential lawsuits nation-wide on behalf patients implanted with Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip replacement systems. If you or a relative have been implanted with the Stryker hip replacement system, please contact our law firm directly at 619-595-1400 for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. If we handle your case, there is no cost to you unless we successfully resolve your case.

What are the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate Lawsuits About?

Because of concerns about the implanted devices causing swelling, pain and damaging surrounding body tissue, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled two metal hip replacement components in July of 2012. Patients who have been implanted with Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer to seek compensation for medical expenses, physical pain, as well as other current and future losses related to their hip implants. The plaintiffs' claim that the implants tend to fret, corrode and fail prematurely. Currently, there are hundreds of lawsuits alleging that these Stryker metal-on-metal hip implants are defective.

Which Stryker Implants Have Been Recalled?

Stryker has recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG ll Modular-Neck Hip Stem. These systems have been in use since June of 2008. In July 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled the ABG II and Rejuvenate modular-neck hip replacement systems, and recommended that patients who received their hip implants contact their doctors.

What Risks and Dangers Have Been Posed By The Stryker Implants?

The two metal components in Stryker's modular-neck stem rub against each other, releasing dangerous metal ions capable of causing serious injuries.

What Injuries are Allegedly Caused by the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Systems?

When the metal parts in the Stryker's Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip Systems rub together, metal ions can be released into the body. This can cause metallosis or tiny metal particles in your system. It can also cause necrosis, where body tissue dies prematurely and osteolysis, where the body attacks the metal particles, causing inflammation, pain and bone loss around the implant. High cobalt levels in patients' blood stream have also been found.

What Symptoms do Patients Experience as a Result of the Stryker Hip System?

Patients who received these implants have reported the following symptoms, including: pain and swelling around the hip, difficulty with hip flexion and difficulty climbing stairs, as well as hearing and vision loss. Some of these symptoms have resulted in the need for revision surgery.

Must I have Symptoms to Have a Case?

No. Even if you do not have symptoms right now, you still may have a case. Patients who received the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or its ABG ll Modular-Neck Hip Stem will likely have symptoms in the future. If you wait until you have symptoms to seek legal counsel, you may be too late because the law requires you to file lawsuits within the statute of limitations or be time barred.

Am I Entitled to Compensation For Injuries Caused by the Stryker Rejuvenate of ABG II Hip Replacement System?

You have a right to fair compensation for past and future lost wages, medical expenses (including the cost of revision surgery), punitive damages and pain and suffering.

Do I Still Have a Potential Case Even If I Don't Know Which Company Manufactured My Hip Implant?

Even if you do not know which implant system you received, our law firm is currently investigating potential lawsuits involving a number of metal-on-metal devices, including those manufactured by Smith and Nephew and Biomet, as well as the Stryker implant and can help you verify which hip replacement you received.