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Tennessee Woman Implanted with Stryker Metal Hip Stem Suffered Serious Injuries, Plus Need for Revision Surgery, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
Date:7/22/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 22, 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 Tennessee woman who alleges that her Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip Stem is defective and has caused her injuries, as well as the need for revision surgery. The suit was filed on June 26, 2013, in New Jersey’s Superior Court of Bergen County (Case No. 2-5036-13). 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 modular hip stem in her left hip on or around June 20, 2011. She had to have revision surgery to remove the device on or around Oct. 16, 2012, the Complaint adds. It also notes that following a blood test, she learned that her blood included abnormalities attributable to a defect in the hip implant.

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stems are similar to the class of hip implants called metal-on-metal in that they both contain metal components that grind together under the body’s weight. As a result, as with many other metal-on-metal hip implants, Stryker voluntarily recalled both products in June 2012. One year later, the company is still feeling the results of the recall: 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 MarketWat
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