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Stryker Hip Implant Recall Lawsuit in 2024 (Get the Latest Updates)

Stryker Corp. has announced that its June 2012 hip implant recall will cost between $190 and $390 million for patient testing and treatment, revision surgeries, replacement hip lawsuits, and insurance payments.
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Stryker Corp. has declared that the recall of its hip implants in June 2012 is expected to incur costs ranging from $190 to $390 million. These expenses are for patient diagnostics and care, corrective surgeries, litigations related to the hip replacements, and insurance payouts. The recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip systems was initiated because of the potential for corrosion, posing risks such as tissue harm, discomfort, inflammation, and various complications following hip procedures.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered hip surgery complications after being implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip devices, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

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.

Stryker Hip Replacement Complications

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck are known in the industry as metal-on-metal hip implants. These devices and others like it, such as the DePuy Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems which were recalled in July 2010, have been extremely problematic and linked to a number of severe side effects. Stryker hip replacement complications have been reported to include:

The issue of greatest concern is the potential for elevated metal ions in the bloodstream and the damage that can be caused to the muscles, tendons, soft tissue and bone, said Dr. Mary O’Connor, an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Soft tissue damage is more critical than bone damage. If the bone is damaged, we can do something. But if the muscle is dead because it has been poisoned by metal ions, we can’t recreate it, she said.

Australian Regulators Warn of Hip Failure with Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads

October 5, 2016 – According to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), last week, the agency issued a hazard alert regarding Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads after the devices linked to numerous reports of taper lock failure [1].

TGA noted that patients and orthopedic surgeons should be concerned about complications in patients implanted with the devices, which may include: loss of mobility, pain, inflammation, adverse tissue reactions, dislocation, broken bones around the implant, and the need for painful revision surge.

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Stryker Hip Implant FDA Warning Letter

As claimed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), in November 2007, the agency sent Stryker Corp. a warning letter regarding complaints it had been receiving about hip joint components made at the company’s Mahwah, New Jersey factory [2].

These complaints included reports of hip joints that did not fit properly, an issue that caused patients to experience adverse side effects such as pain, difficulty walking, and squeaky joints. Several Stryker hip prosthesis recipients even reported that pieces of the components had broken off completely, and others had worn unevenly.

The administration’s warning letter said that deficiencies uncovered at the New Jersey facility had directly contributed to the manufacture of faulty hip replacement devices.

Stryker Inc. has reported survival rates of 91.74% at 12 years in all patients with reoperation as an endpoint. However, its performance in younger patients has not been fully established.

They reviewed survivorship and the clinical and radiographic outcomes of this hip system implanted in 107 patients (130 hips) 50 years old or younger at the time of surgery.

The mean age at surgery was 42 years. The minimum follow-up was 10 years (mean, 12.5 years; range, 10–17 years) with no patients lost to followup.

Twelve hips had been revised. Of these, nine had aseptic loosening of the acetabular component and one cup was revised for focal lysis and pain. One hip was revised for recurrent dislocation and one joint underwent revision for infection. Radiographs demonstrated that 14 (12.8%) of the remaining acetabular prostheses were loose but no femoral components were loose.

According to the National Library of Medicine, survivorship of both stem and cup from all causes was 92.6% at an average of 12.5 years. Survivorship of the stem from all causes was 99% and no stem was revised for aseptic loosening as stated in the 2008 study by Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre [3].

At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we urge anyone who has been implanted with a Stryker hip replacement device affected by this recall to act fast, as you may be at more risk than you think.

Stryker hip prosthesis recipients should contact their doctors immediately, even if they haven’t yet experienced adverse side effects. Every person with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck faces the potential for long-term serious complications, and right now you’re entitled to treatment and compensation.

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Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered hip surgery complications after being implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip devices, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by a suit and we can help.

References:

  1. https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/lfit-anatomic-cocr-v40-femoral-heads-used-hip-replacements
  2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRes/res.cfm?ID=149782
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2505153/

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