ABG II and Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit FAQs
Hip implants are designed by medical device manufacturers to relieve pain and help people increase and enjoy their daily activities. Unfortunately, medical studies have shown that some types of hip replacement systems are defective. Specifically, the Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II hip replacement systems have been the subject of many product liability lawsuits.
Injured persons have alleged that these devices have fatal flaws in their design that make them dangerous to patients. Many patients who received these implants have needed to prematurely undergo a second hip replacement surgery, which carries additional risks.Contact Personal Injury Attorneys Regarding Defective Hip Implants
The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC have extensive experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits. Medical device manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe and come with the appropriate warning labels.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the ABG II or Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant systems, we can help. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. We have included some frequently asked questions regarding these two types of hip implant devices below.
- What Are the Problems Associated With Defective Hip Implants?
- Do Stryker Knee Implants Also Have Problems?
- Should I Undergo a Hip or Knee Revision Surgery?
- What Are Some of the Complications Associated With Defective Hip Implants?
- I am Not Experiencing Symptoms. Can I Still File a Lawsuit?
For years, despite numerous claims brought by injured persons throughout the United States, Stryker denied that its implant systems were defective or caused any injuries. However, the company eventually acknowledged that the ABG II and Rejuvenate implant systems posed dangers to patients.
Patients with these implants have reported intense pain, swelling in the hip area, difficulty moving their legs and climbing stairs, and other health problems. In addition, persons who have received the ABG II or Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants have reported all of the following symptoms:
- Hip joint swelling;
- Prolonged pain occurring in the leg, hip, or groin area;
- Bone dissolution, also known as osteolysis;
- Necrosis, or dead tissue around the hip replacement implant site when tissue dies prematurely;
- Worsening mobility, especially around the hip area;
- Vision and hearing problems;
- Depression and other psychologically severe challenges;
- A squeaking, grinding, clicking, or popping sound when walking or moving the leg;
- Loosening of the hip joint that requires replacement or revision;
- Limping and an inability to move around easily.
In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the Stryker Orthopedics ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, which was included in the Triathlon Knee System. The agency issued a Class I recall, which is reserved for medical devices that cause severe problems. If you or a loved one has received one of these knee implants, it is essential that you speak to a product liability lawyer as soon as possible. If you are suffering any complications, they could be caused by a defective knee implant.
If your doctor has referred you to a surgeon to undergo hip revision surgery, you should contact a product liability lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will ensure that all of your rights are protected. The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help you protect your right to financial compensation.
If you do decide to undergo a hip or knee revision surgery, we can help ensure that you receive a thorough medical evaluation and that your injuries are properly documented. Should you decide to file a product liability lawsuit, you will need to prove that the defective product caused your injuries and that the product manufacturer is liable for your injuries.
The following medical conditions are unfortunate complications connected to defective hip implants:
- Dislocated joints;
- Tissue damage;
- Limited mobility;
- Adverse Local Tissue Reaction (ALTR);
- Implant misalignment;
- Hypersensitive responses;
- Excessive wear on the surrounding bones.
The short answer is yes; you may be entitled to compensation even if you are not experiencing severe symptoms. You may think you should wait until your symptoms are severe before speaking to a lawyer. However, it is wise to talk to a lawyer as soon as you suspect you have received a defective implant. North Carolina law imposes a statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits. If you do not file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you may lose your ability to bring a lawsuit. Contact our Charlotte personal injury law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.