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The lawsuit involving Stryker Hip involves a recall issued on July 6, 2012 for the Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip System Implants. The recall occurred over concerns the devices were corroding within the bodies of patients who received these particular devices.

The corrosion, also known as “fretting”, occurs at the modular-neck joint of the device, and causes massive muscle and bone destruction as a result of “metallosis,” as the body reacts to the break-down products of these defective devices.

Before the recall, Stryker Orthopaedics allegedly knew of the risks yet failed to warn consumers. The company also used negligent manufacturing and marketing practices which led to several FDA warnings before the recall occurred.

Stryker hips recalled due to the devices corroding within the body

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems differ from other hip implants as they are comprised of more components. Problems occur when force created by body movement places stress at the femoral neck junction, leading to wear as well as generating heavy metal debris.

 

Risks from Recalled Stryker Hip Implants

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If you have one of the recalled Stryker hip implants, you should consult your orthopedic surgeon regarding whether a revision surgery may be needed, or to determine if you have had any of the following complications associated with the implants:

  1. Fretting (wear) and corrosion at the modular neck junction, which could possibly lead to osteolysis (bone dissolution)
  2. Joint loosening or dislocation
  3. Release of metal ions leading to metallosis
  4. Tissue inflammation
  5. Necrosis (tissue death)
  6. Broken device

Symptoms of a Failing Implant
Chronic pain
Swelling around the implant
Immobility
Bone loss
Bone fractures
Bone chipping
Instability
Squeaking and popping sounds
Cobalt and chromium hip poisoning
 
 

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Have There Been Any Significant Stryker Hip Settlements

Yes, on November 3, 2014, Stryker agreed to a global settlement program (estimated at $1.4 billion) for those who had a recalled hip implant and who had revision surgery prior to November 3, 2014. The minimum award of $300,000 to most victims is said to be the largest ever in failed hip replacement litigation and comes with few reductions. Qualified victims are also entitled to future compensation over the next two years, even if their case is settled.

This global settlement does not prevent individuals with recalled Stryker hip implants from pursuing their own litigation if they do not wish to settle or if they have not yet had a revision surgery.

Will the Stryker Hip Litigation be Handled as a Class Action

A class action is a type of lawsuit where a few individuals represent the interest of many individuals, even if they don't have a lawyer and are not named in the lawsuit. The court rulings and jury rulings impact all persons who are considered a member of the class action, most of whom do not even know they are involved. This is not the type of litigation we will be pursuing for our clients. Instead, we represent each individual based on his/her specific circumstances, and evaluate the recovery for each client based on his/her facts. Each of our clients always has the option of settling or not settling his/her case.

 
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Stryker Hip Lawsuit Settlement – Time Is Running Out:

The big news for 4,000 Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs is that a settlement was reached in November 2014. The company has agreed to set aside an initial $1 billion in order to pay compensation to patients who experienced medical problems due to the failure of their Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular hip replacements. To read more, click Levin Law News

Time Limit To Qualify For Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II Modular-Neck Hip:

The medical device manufacturer responsible for the Stryker Rejuvenate and/or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem system recently agreed to a mediated settlement fund totaling over $1 billion* to compensate hip replacement patients having received the problematic hip replacement devices. As reported in The New York Times, (11/3/14) that fund, provided through Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, which does business as Stryker Orthopaedics, is based on an expectation of a $300,000 payout per hip implant for any patient who qualifies. To read more, click Lawyers & Settlements

Details of the Stryker Hip Implant $1.4 Billion Settlement:

For patients who have received a hip replacement, the outcome expected may be to move easier and without pain. For the recipients of a Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate hip implant, however, the new outcome may be a settlement of $300,000. The Stryker implants were documented to cause corrosion, illness, pain and swelling, and even metal debris found in victims’ blood. They were recalled in 2012. To read more, click Levin Law News

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Stryker Hip Lawsuits: Rhonda Stryker Does It Again:

It was less than a year ago – just before Thanksgiving Day of 2013 – that company director Rhonda Stryker, granddaughter of the company's founder, sold 14,000 shares of her company stock. This happened just as a number of Stryker hip lawsuits were moving forward – and shortly after her company was required to pay over $13 million in order to settle charges by the federal government over allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It was predicted at that time that Stryker hip lawsuits would cost her firm up to $1 billion. To read more, click LevinLaw News

Stryker Hip Lawsuits – Over 1200 and Counting:

The health problems caused by the products at the center of the growing number of Stryker hip cases are well-known and documented: metallosis (poisoning from microscopic heavy metal shavings becoming embedded in tissue), necrosis (resultant death of living tissues surrounding the implant) and breakdown of bone tissue (osteolysis) are all associated with the failure of these devices. In most cases, the damage is permanent. To read more, click LevinLaw News

 

FDA and Scientific Studies Regarding Stryker Hip

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Stryker Initiates Voluntary Product Recall of Modular-Neck Stems Action Specific to Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stems

Stryker has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. "While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action," said Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager, Hip Reconstruction. To read more, click FDA Recall - Firm Press Release