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Learn how our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been harmed by a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip device. Follow the latest news on the Rejuvenate and ABG recall and lawsuits against Stryker Orthopaedics. Read about how our landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory benefited consumers across America. Many law firms charge percentage fees as high as 45%. We charge 33⅓% and we're paid only if we win your case and you collect. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective Stryker hip device, contact us to discuss your legal rights.
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Stryker Settlement Discussions

December 23, 2013—Mediations in six lawsuits have resulted in settlements in four Stryker hip replacement cases. The early success has encouraged the parties to schedule additional mediations as discovery continues for the Stryker lawsuits consolidated in federal court and in New Jersey state court.

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Stryker Announces Recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacement Devices

July 6, 2012—Stryker Orthopaedics announced a global recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The recall was prompted by reports of corrosion and fretting. Fretting describes a situation where corrosion is worsened due to abrasive wear. These conditions can cause pain and swelling in patients with the devices. Stryker has encouraged patients with the affected devices to contact their surgeons for an evaluation.

The announcement follows an April 2012 action by Stryker to recall the Rejuvenate device in Canada. It is not clear why the company allowed doctors to continue to implant the device in the United States when defects led it to suspend sales in Canada months earlier.

 

Dangers Associated With Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal implants have been marketed as a more durable option than traditional hip devices that incorporate ceramic components. However, the safety of metal-on-metal implants has been scrutinized since the recall of the DePuy ASR hip device. The most prevalent problem is that the metal components can rub against each other, releasing chromium and cobalt into tissues and the bloodstream. This condition is referred to as metallosis.

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A study published in The Lancet reported failure rates of six percent in some metal-on-metal implants, versus only 1.7 to 2.3 percent in traditional implants. The researchers concluded that metal-on-metal have "poor implant survival compared with other options and should not be implanted."

The Stryker implants are not considered traditional metal-on-metal implants as they contain a ceramic cup. This means they do not place a metal ball against a metal socket. However, the devices place a metal femoral stem against a metal neck. Regular wear on the junction between these components can increase the risk of metallosis.

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Your Health

If you have a Stryker hip device and you are concerned about your health, promptly consult your physician for an evaluation.

Your Legal Rights

If you have been injured as a result of a Stryker hip device, you may be entitled to compensation.  You should act immediately to contact an attorney experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.
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O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is handling legal claims on behalf of those harmed as a result of Stryker hip devices. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We represent patients throughout the United States.  We can help you, too, wherever you live.  We are paid only if we win your case, and you collect.

For free answers to your questions about Stryker lawsuits and settlements, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-8888 or complete this online contact form.

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Stryker Reaches Settlement in Four Hip Implant Cases
Jonathan V. O'Steen • December 23, 2013
 
Stryker Lawyer Jon O'Steen
Stryker Corp. has settled lawsuits filed by four patients who alleged injuries from defective hip implants manufactured by the company.
 
Attorney for Defective Hip Implant Patients Urges FDA to Increase Regulation of All Metal-on-Metal Devices
Van O'Steen • February 12, 2013
 
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Phoenix attorney Van O’Steen has asked the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand its existing regulation of all metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant devices.  O’Steen’s law firm represents patients throughout the United States who have been seriously harmed by the failure of DePuy,BiometStryker and Wright implants.