Growing Number of Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Implant Lawsuits Stemming from Recent Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Now Moving Through State and Federal Courts.
Alonso Krangle LLP, a law firm focused on fighting for individuals affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems, is providing comprehensive, updated information regarding the growing number of Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits now moving through state and federal courts. The Firm’s attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases involving recalled hip implants and other defective medical devices, and is currently offering free legal evaluations to victims of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall. Individuals who wish to discuss a potential Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit are urged to contact Alonso Krangle LLP by calling 1-800-403-6191 or visit the firm’s website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall 2012
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall was announced in July 2012, and involved more than 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II components, according to Stryker’s Rejuvenate hip recall notice. The company has warned recipients of these hip stems that they may be at risk for pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions, and has advised all affected individuals to undergo blood and imaging tests to ensure their hips are functioning properly, whether or not they are experiencing any symptoms.
[ http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm311043.htm ]
The Rejuvenate and ABG II hip components can fret and corrode at the modular neck junction, and may cause recipients to develop the following Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall symptoms and complications:
Metallosis (a systemic reaction to toxic metal ions shed from the hip)
Necrosis (tissue death)
Osteolysis (bone disintegration)
Pain requiring revision surgery
[ http://literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf ]
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Lawsuits
In anticipation of a large litigation, the New Jersey Supreme Court consolidated all Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits filed in the state in a single proceeding in Bergen County Superior Court. Court documents indicate that at least 80 Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits are already pending in that litigation since the Court issued its order in January. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296) Plaintiffs in Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits pending in federal courts have also moved to have all federally-filed cases transferred to the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, for pretrial proceedings. According to a motion filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) in February, more than 30 Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuits are already pending in a dozen federal districts. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML)) Though it is impossible to predict a Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit settlement at this early stage, the establishment of consolidated litigations would make it more likely that these claims will be resolved in an efficient and expedited manner, according to Alonso Krangle LLP.
[ http://www.northjersey.com/mahwah/Over_80_lawsuits_on_hip_implants_filed_against_Mahwah-based_Stryker_Orthopaedics_.html?page=a ]
Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall and the FDA
The Rejuvenate and AGB II hip stems involved in the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall were approved via the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval system, which does not require a device to undergo human clinical trials. Metal-on-metal hip implants, another controversial class of artificial hips, were also brought to market in the same way, and despite design differences, have been linked with many of the same problems that prompted the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall. While the FDA has said little about the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall, the agency did propose a new rule in January that would make metal-on-metal hip implants ineligible for 510(k) approvals.
[ http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm335775.htm ]
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Recall Lawsuits
According to Alonso Krangle LLP, the litigation surrounding the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall is just starting to gain momentum. Unfortunately, due to Stryker Rejuvenate corrosion problems, many patients may be forced to undergo risky revision surgery to have their hips removed and replaced, and may incur substantial medical damages and economic losses as a result. Alonso Krangle LLP is now offering free Stryker hip recall lawsuit evaluations to all recipients of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. To discuss a potential Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit with one of the experienced and compassionate medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A highly experienced law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City and New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
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