Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has no connection with Stryker Corporation or any of its entities. Our independence means that we can zealously represent the interests of people who are suffering from Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II complications without any conflict of interest. Put another way; our law firm is wholly dedicated to the successful prosecution of your case as our interests are completely aligned with yours to hold Stryker financially accountable for the damages they have caused your family.
Our attorneys represent people with post-surgery injuries caused by medical malpractice from surgery including replacement hip and knee implant procedures and other types of professional negligence. Our law firm has extensive experience in resolving cases for our clients who have required revision surgery after receiving the defective implant that was voluntarily recalled by the device manufacturer or forcibly recalled by the Food and Drug Administration.
Our lawyers are available to answer any legal question on how to receive the compensation you deserve if a malfunctioning medical device injured your loved one. Should you have additional questions, we invite you to contact our office for a free review of your legal rights.
Questionable Relationships with Stryker
Some personal injury attorneys, including Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, maintain a professional and private distance against companies and entities that are defendants in civil lawsuits. However, over the years, Stryker has had questionable relationships with physicians and a lawmaker that when revealed, made the national news.
In 2014, the Stryker Corporation agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by plaintiffs who had been injured by the company's defective artificial hip implant devices. The plaintiffs had claimed that defects in the design of the Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip replacement devices caused injury through corrosion, implant failure, and the release of metal ions from the joint grinding causing metallosis (metal poisoning).
In 2013, the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined Stryker $13.4 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The commission alleged that the company bribed doctor's overseas with payments totaling more than $2.2 million. In 2017, the Oregon Democratic Party filed a complaint against orthopedic surgeon Dr. Knute Buehler, alleging that the state representative failed to disclose payments of nearly $100,000 received from Pfizer, Inc. and the Stryker Corporation.
The complaint revealed the doctor's previously undisclosed financial relationship with Stryker had begun in the year 2000, stating:
“We contend that as a candidate and a State legislature, Representative Buehler knowingly and purposely hid his financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device corporations. Rep. Buehler knew his campaigns would be damaged by being associated with companies like Stryker, that has paid millions for violating laws and to settle lawsuits from patients who surgeries were botched.”
Defective Stryker Implant recalls
In 2007, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corporation applied with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for approval of their Rejuvenate artificial hip replacement device. The implant manufacturer sidestepped the traditional approval process and instead elected to submit an expedited process allowed by the FDA if the company can prove the new artificial hip is “substantially similar” to previously approved devices.
Stryker did not have to conduct clinical trials or extensive tests on the Rejuvenate device before marketing, distributing and selling the artificial hip in the medical marketplace. The artificial hip replacement unit became popular with surgeons who implanted the artificial joints in thousands of patients worldwide. A couple of years after the first Rejuvenate artificial hip implant surgery was performed, many patients began experiencing unexpected severe side effects including metal poisoning, hip dislocation, joint instability, cognitive problems, nausea, kidney problems and other life-threatening medical conditions.
By 2012, the FDA pushed Stryker to recall their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Hip Replacement devices voluntarily. The company pulled all their available artificial hip joints from the market and issued an Urgent Safety Notification, warning patients with Stryker implants about concerns over severe implant-related health problems. Within months, attorneys began filing defective Stryker hip implant lawsuits against the artificial hip implant manufacturer in local county courthouses and a Minnesota federal MDL (multidistrict) court.
Stryker Injury Legal Representation
If your loved one was harmed after receiving a Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II or LFIT Anatomic V40 hip replacement devices, their injuries might be the result of medical negligence or defective medical device. The Stryker implant injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered harm after undergoing surgical procedures. Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted many defective medical device cases.
Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, product liability suits and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated out of court settlement.
We provide every client a “No Win/No-Fee” guarantee, meaning if we are unable to secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.
For additional information see the following pages:
- What Stryker hips have been impacted by the FDA recall, and how do I know if I have one?
- Have all Stryker hip implants been recalled, or just specific designs?
- Why have the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Neck systems been recalled?
- What are signs that my Stryker hip implant has failed or is defective?
- Should I hire a lawyer for a case involving my Stryker hip implant?
- Will I be able to afford hiring a lawyer to represent me in a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant case?
- What type of legal actions are available to recover funds from Stryker?
- Why should I consider hiring a lawyer as opposed to entering the Broadspire program to have my expenses paid?
- What are injuries associated with defective Stryker hip implants such as the Rejuvenate and ABG II?
- If I require a revision surgery due to my defective Stryker hip implant, may I still collect damages?
- What are the risks associated with a hip revision surgery?
- What are the design flaws in Stryker hip systems?
- Is it true that Stryker hip systems can cause metal poisoning, and if so, what types of metals are contained in the Stryker hip implants?
- What types of compensation may be available in my Stryker hip implant case?
- How can I find a lawyer to represent me in my Stryker hip implant case?