Why You Should File a Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Lawsiut
Stryker Corporation manufacturers 2 distinct models of hip implants, the Rejuvenate and the ABG II models.
These hips are modular, in that in addition to a ceramic femoral head or ball and metal acetabular cup, the stem is modular such that it is articulated to allow surgeons to adjust the length of the stem.
This unique design was advertised as being better mobility for younger patients and was touted as being superior and longer lasting that traditional all metal or ceramic/plastic metal hips.Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II History
The Rejuvenate hip model was approved by the FDA in 2008 while the ABG II model was approved in 2009. Both hip implants were approved via the 510(k) approval process.
This a fast track process by which companies can get their product to market faster without rigorous testing as long as it is similar to other designs already in the market.
Because the company did not do rigorous testing of their device before being placed in the marketplace, a design defect was not identified until too late. By that time thousands of Rejuvenate and ABG II hips had been implanted and the early failure reports began piling up.
Stryker quietly announced a recall for the ABGII and the Rejuvenate in July, 2012. According to Stryker, the modular-neck stems are susceptible to fretting and corrosion, leading to early hip failure and metallosis or metal poisoning.What is the Problem with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II?
The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons stated that there was no clinical evidence of improved function from the use of a modular neck.
The issue with the newer design is that in a metal-on-metal joint, there is Stryker hip fretting, corrosion of the metal neck and the release of metal debris from the grinding action between the metal parts.
Stryker ABGII and Rejuvenate hip implant patients have claimed severe chronic pain, swelling in the hip, squeaking and loosening of the implants, early failure of the implant, broken bones, osteolysis and difficulty with walking.How Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm can help the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABGII Victims?
Hip implant recipients who received a hip implant device between 2009 and July of 2012 should speak to their orthopedic surgeon regarding whether they have one of the defective Stryker hip devices.
It is worth bearing in mind that even if you are currently asymptomatic with your implant, you could have them in the future. Dr Shezad Malik is a licensed Texas medical doctor and his firm handles products liability cases nationwide.
Once you have determined you have received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII hip implant, it is important to speak with Dr Malik regarding litigation against Stryker for any injuries you have suffered as a result of a defective hip implant.Injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip?
If you or a loved one received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip and have suffered problems with the device, contact the attorneys at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our representatives by calling toll-free at 888-210-9693ext. 2 or 214-390-3189, or by filling out the case evaluation form on the right of this page.
Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.
Information and Commentary provided by Dallas Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Dr Shezad Malik. The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm can be contacted in Dallas toll free at 214-390-3189 or in Fort Worth at 817-717-1772. If you or a loved one has been injured from a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip, please fill out our contact card for a free consultation.