Did you know that Stryker is facing lawsuits alleging that their metal-on-metal hip implants are defective, prone to failure and can cause metal poisoning? There are over 500 lawsuits alleging that Stryker’s recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products are defective. In a legal procedure known as multidistrict litigation or “MDL”, the lawsuits have been transferred to one court before a single judge. This consolidation is intended to make it easier and more cost effective for the parties to resolve each lawsuit.
Lawsuits by people who have been implanted with Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products are seeking compensation for losses such as medical expenses and physical pain caused by the hip implant problems. The plaintiffs’ claims focus on the failures of these hip implants, with a focus on their tendency to fret, corrode and fail prematurely.
These lawsuits make a number of allegations against Stryker, including the following:
1)That Stryker failed to properly test the device;
2)That Stryker marketed the device as a “perfect fit” for younger patients, leading doctors and patients to believe the product was superior to other hip implants on the market;
3)That the Stryker device can corrode, deteriorate and cause severe metal toxicity in patients;
4)That Stryker failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the dangers of the device, including heavy metal toxicity;
5)That the Stryker systems contain design and manufacturing defects and can cause serious and permanent damage to patients;
6)That the Stryker systems release heavy metals into patients’ bodies, leading to severe and permanent destruction of bone and tissue;
7)That Stryker knew or should have known that the product was inherently more dangerous than other available hip implants because of its risk of fretting and corrosion, premature failure rate and an increased need for additional surgeries; and
8)That Stryker aggressively marketed the product without informing consumers about the risks outlined above when safe alternatives were available.
If you’ve been injured by a Stryker hip implant, call or email Caldwell Law Group PLLC now to determine your rights.