I recently wrote a blog about dangerous hip replacement implants. I want to expand on that blog and focus on one implant in specific: the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem.
Some individuals who have had the Stryker hip replacement implant have experienced no complications with the surgery. However, others have encountered some serious problems. One common problem with the implant is a manufacturing defect that causes an array of injuries and may require a hip revision surgery.
What are Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants?
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants are hip implant devices that replace a damaged hip joint by replacing the head of the thighbone with a ball, and the hip socket with a shell. Both the ball and the shell have a metal on metal connection. When the ball and the shell rub against each other, it may cause problems for the patient.
Why are Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants Dangerous?
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants become dangerous when the metal on metal connection of the ball rubs against the shell, causing fretting and corrosion. This can be very painful. Moreover, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants have a high early failure rate, which may increase the chances of a revision surgery.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Injuries
- Metallosis (Metal Poisoning when particles of cobalt and chromium enter the body)
- Revision surgery to fix the problems caused by hip implant
- Soft tissue damage
- Bone loss
- Inflammation of the tissue at the joint site
- Fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction
- Blood Clots
- Misalignment of the implant
- Failure of the hip joint
- Bone fractures
- Premature loosening
How long do I have to file a Lawsuit Against Stryker?
Many individuals who have been injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement implant have not yet filed a claim against Stryker. Generally, the Statute of Limitations requires you to bring your lawsuit against the manufacturer within two years of the incident or discovery. However, each state has different statute-of-limitations laws. You may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay your claim. Once you become aware that you have sustained a hip replacement injury caused by a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement implant, it would be wise to contact an attorney right away.
To learn more about the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.
How Can a Hip Replacement Lawyer Help?
If you or a loved one sustained a hip replacement injury caused by a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement implant, you should consult with a physician immediately. Moreover, you may be entitled to compensation from the Stryker Corporation. A lawyer may help you recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Here at Lawinfo.com, we have qualified attorneys representing hip replacement victims. Stryker hip replacements attorneys are offering free legal consultations to anyone injured by this medical device. If you are suffering from a Stryker Hip Replacement, contact a Qualified Attorney today!
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