Navigation Links
Florida Man Says Stryker’s Rejuvenate Hip Implant is Defective, Causing him Serious Injuries, Need for Revision Surgery, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
Date:7/24/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida man who alleges that his Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant is defective and has caused him injuries. The suit was filed on May 24, 2013, in New Jersey’s Superior Court of Bergen County (Docket No.BER-L-4085-13). It is one of many cases related to the Multicounty Litigation entitled In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, Case No. 296.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff was implanted with a Rejuvenate hip stem on his right side, on or around June 6, 2011. On Feb. 13, 2013, the Plaintiff needed revision surgery to remove the hip stem. The Plaintiff alleges that the device caused him injury as well as economic loss.

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stems are akin to the metal-on-metal hip implant category in that they contain metal components that come in contact with one another, which can cause the release of metal ions. Many metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers have recalled their products; Stryker followed suit, voluntarily recalling both products in June 2012. One year later, Stryker Corp.'s second-quarter profit fell 34% as the medical-device maker recorded a $170 million charge tied to the product recalls, according to a July 18 MarketWatch.com report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has since put the metal-on-metal implant class under greater scrutiny following reports of high failure rates and the release of high concentrations of metallic debris into the bloodstream. On Jan. 17, 2013, the FDA released new guidelines for patients implanted with all-metal devices. The agency advised physical examinations, diagnostic imaging and metal ion testing in symptomatic patients.

According to a Jan. 17, 2013, FDA alert about metal-on-metal hip implants, adverse events can follow the surgery, including:

  •     Hip dislocation, which happens when the ball of the thighbone (femur) slips out of its socket in the hip bone (pelvis)
  •     Bone fracture
  •     Joint infection
  •     Local nerve damage with numbness/weakness
  •     Device loosening or breakage
  •     Difference in leg lengths
  •     Bone loss (osteolysis)

The FDA added that patients with hip implants should be aware of potential symptoms that may occur three or more months after surgery that may indicate their device is not functioning properly. Symptoms of this may include:

  •     Pain in the groin, hip or leg
  •     Swelling at or near the hip joint
  •     A limp or change in walking ability
  •     Noise (popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking) from the hip joint

Further, new data from Canada suggests that metal-on-metal hip patients are more likely to need revision surgery within five years, according to a July 18 CBC News report. Specifically, according to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information study, people who have had metal-on-metal implants face a 5.9 percent chance of needing the implant replaced within five years, compared to a 2.7 percent rate among those with metal-on-plastic implants.

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of metal-on-metal hip implant injuries. If you or a loved one experienced premature failure of your implant or other health problems associated with a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact their office by visiting the firm's Defective Hip Implant page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Contact:
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636
http://www.yourlawyer.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Stryker_mdl_Florida/07/prweb10962462.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Daon Trusted Identity Services Expands Background Screening Services to 80 Locations Across Florida
2. Zion Health's Vegan Line of Ancient Clay Organic Soaps formulated for Sensitive Skin; Now Available at Whole Foods Florida
3. Car Accident Lawyers in Tallahassee Florida Announce Auto Wreck Consultations at No Charge
4. Innovative Natural Clay Deodorant Without Aluminum; ClayDry Now Available at Whole Food Markets in Florida.
5. Recovery Associates, Which Provides Services for People in Need of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment, is Now in Country Bay, Florida Area
6. South Florida's Mayoral Dermatology Launches Photo Gallery Showcasing the Art of Beautiful Skin
7. El Portal, Florida Area Welcomes Recovery Associates, Offering Services for People In Need of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
8. Deerfield Beach Personal Trainer and Owner of the South Florida Fit Body Boot Camp Announces New Summer Fat Blasting Program
9. Lakeland, Florida Joins Best Halfway House Recovery Network, Providing Resources for People Seeking More Support in Their Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
10. Florida Man Develops Bladder Cancer as Result of Taking Actos, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
11. Into Action Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Donates Tiles to RiseUP Gallery in Miami, Florida
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, ... recognized for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic ... center's president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Care Act. Dr. Botelho advocates for the mass media launching of story movements ... ongoing opportunities to share their unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... insurance and financial planning services from offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing ... Pathways Woman’s Shelter in Birmingham. , The number of homeless women and children ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... consulting services to residential and commercial clients in the northern Alabama and Georgia ... Nobis Works. , Since 1977, Nobis Works has built a network of support ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "Today, MHA and mental health ... health systems reform legislation in more than fifty years. We applaud the bipartisan ... our elected officials to improving mental health services and supports in our nation. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016  EIP Pharma, LLC ( www.eippharma.com ) ... neflamapimod (previously code named VX-745), with the results ... that demonstrated significant Alzheimer,s disease relevant pharmacological activity.  ... Study 303 (6-week treatment) are the subject of ... (CTAD) scientific conference in San Diego, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... global chromatography market to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% during the ... based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The ... years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Economic growth in the United States ... supply management executives in their December 2016 Semiannual Economic ... recovery that began in mid-2009, as indicated in the ... ® . The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth ... manufacturing industries, and the non-manufacturing sector indicates that 14 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: