Stryker Orthopedics Recalls its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems
Defective Hip Implants by Stryker® Orthopedics
Some hip implants are designed in two pieces—the stem and the neck. This type of design is called a modular design and can enable more flexibility during surgery. Unfortunately, this two-piece design can also cause serious problems including the release of metal ions into surrounding tissue, pain, necrosis (death of cells), and the need for complex revision surgery. As a result, on July 6, 2012, Stryker® Orthopedics recalled two of their hip replacement products, Rejuvenate® and ABG™II. All global production and sales of these products was stopped.
Update: Global Resolution Reached in Lawsuits over Stryker Rejuvenate/ABG II Failed Hips
On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized after four months of negotiations before retired United States Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh of JAMS in Philadelphia. Stryker and plaintiffs’ counsel appointed by Judge Martinotti – Ellen Relkin of Weitz & Luxenberg, NYC; Cal Warriner of Searcy Denney, West Palm Beach, FL; Thomas R. Anapol of Anapol Schwartz, Philadelphia; and Tara Sutton of Minneapolis-based Robins Kaplan LLP - reached agreement on behalf of an estimated 3,000 patients who were implanted with the modular Rejuvenate or ABG II implants and have undergone a revision surgery. Counsel from the parallel federal Multi-District Litigation proceedings in Minnesota subsequently joined the negotiations and are signatories to the Agreement. Tobias Millrood and David Buchanan, the other members of the NJ PSC, played key roles advancing the discovery and bellwether trial process serving as a catalyst to the settlement.
Do you have a Stryker Rejuvenate® or ABG™II Modular Implant?
At Robins Kaplan LLP, we investigate potential claims on behalf of defective hip replacement patients to see if they may have a defective hip replacement lawsuit. Our firm has several attorneys experienced in Stryker hip replacement cases. We are among the first in the country to achieve a settlement in a Stryker hip replacement case.
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If you or someone you know has had Rejuvenate® or ABGII ™ implants and are experiencing problems or pain, you may have a Stryker Orthopedics claim or lawsuit. Our dedicated team of attorneys is experienced in handling defective hip implant lawsuits.
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