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Stryker Hip Implant News: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Applauds Consumer Reports’ Call for Metal-on-Metal Hip Manufacturer Accountability
Date:9/12/2013

(PRWEB) September 12, 2013

Metal-on-metal hip implant patients are increasingly required to go under the knife for revision surgery that they must pay for, prompting the non-profit Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project to call for warranties guaranteed by the manufacturers of devices such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which maintains a Stryker lawsuits and side effects website at http://www.stryker-lawyer.com, supports efforts that seek to hold device manufacturers accountable for allegedly defective products.

Metal-on-metal hip replacements were supposed to last longer than their ceramic and plastic counterparts, but data from several countries proved otherwise, according to a statement from the Consumers Union, the public policy branch of Consumer Reports magazine.* Of all the metal-on-metal hip replacement procedures performed in the United States, nearly 20 percent are revision surgeries (that is, surgeries that serve to fix problems with the devices), Consumers Union said.

The patients themselves or their insurance companies, including Medicare, often bear the cost of these revision surgeries, the statement said. Manufacturers have recalled several metal-on-metal hip implants. In 2012 Stryker recalled its ABG II and Rejuvenate devices.

“There are research studies, safety communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and countless claims in lawsuits that point to the severe alleged side effects associated with these products,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Any efforts to hold these firms accountable is worthy of praise and should serve as encouragement to those looking for compensation for suffering from these alleged side effects.”

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