The hip replacement lawyers at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC are investigating continuing claims associated with the Stryker hip replacement recall that began a few months ago. Several lawsuits have already been filed against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. which manufactures the Stryker hip replacement. The problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II involve the stem of the products which makes the injuries more significant, the fix more difficult, and the damages more substantial.
Approximately 30,0000 devices have been implanted across the globe, with 20,000 being implanted in U.S. patients. The Stryker products in question use a “dual modular” system, meaning that there are two places where the pieces fit into each other: one between the stem and neck, and the second between the neck and ball. While the products were marketed in this manner to give more flexibility to surgeons, the painful problems are outweighing the benefits for many recipients.
By July of 2012, the manufacturer voluntarily recalled the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II because of “the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.” Many patients have received a recall notice and have questions. The attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC are here to give you answers.
If you have received a hip replacement with the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II, you should speak with a hip replacement lawyer immediately. Call the attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC today at 800.637.8170 and learn about your legal rights.