In July of 2012 Stryker Corporation announced that they were recalling two of their hip implants, both the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. The recall came after many people who had received those hip implants were suffering from seriously painful side effects including tissue and bone death at the implant site, corrosion, elevated levels of cobalt and early device failure.
Now, hip replacement patients across the U.S. have started to file Stryker hip lawsuits against the manufacturer. Because of their defective hips, many people have suffered the consequences. If you have experienced any of these side effects you may be entitled to collect a compensation settlement from the manufacturer, Stryker Orthopedics. In these cases, the doctor is not named in the lawsuits because it was the actual device that failed and not because of a doctor’s error in implanting the Stryker hip.