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Update: Stryker Moves to Settle Rejuvenate, ABG II Hip Litigation
May 16, 2017 - At least 95% of eligible patients have registered for a settlement program intended to resolve product liability lawsuits filed over injuries alleged from Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems. The company has indicated that it will soon begin making payments to eligible parties.
Hip Implant Failures on the Rise
Did you know that thousands of people with defective hip implant systems have experienced problems such as serious pain, swelling, loosening, and even dislocation of the implant? Unfortunately, numerous hip replacement systems have failed around the country. Lawsuits currently being filed allege manufacturers may have designed a defective product, failed to warn patients and doctors of potential problems, and declared negligence in designing, manufacturing, and selling the products. To date, thousands of claims have been filed nationwide, and many more are expected in the near future. Many times, claims are not filed on behalf of victims unless other affected individuals come forward with their cases.
Which hip implants have been found to be defective?
- Johnson & Johnson hip replacement devices - ASR™ XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System - In August 2010, DePuy Orthopeadics issued a worldwide recall of these devices. The recall came after over 300 complaints were received describing device failure since 2008. Since then, a slew of lawsuits have been filed nationwide and many more are expected.
- Wright Profemur hip system - Problems with this type of implant could cause failure in a very short period of time. This may result in severe pain and the need for additional hip revision surgery.
- Zimmer Durom Cup - Multiple surgeons around the country have reported a higher than expected rate of failure and loosening of the Zimmer Durom Cup, often requiring painful secondary surgery. In 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of this device.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13:
Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip.
Hip Implant Recall Update 7/10/12:
Michigan-based Stryker Orthopaedics is now recalling two brands of devices used in conjunction with artificial hips in hip replacement surgeries. To date, the devices in question – the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stem – have been linked to at least 45 adverse event reports (AERS) submitted to the FDA by individuals who claim to have suffered severe pain and/or tissue swelling. Click here for more information.
Hip Implant Failure? We Can Help.
The Medical Device & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hip implant failure lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.