Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents people with joint replacement injuries who developed problems after their hip and knee replacement surgery and other types of professional negligence. Our law firm has collected a series of Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II lawsuit FAQs related to the medical and legal aspects of an accident involving the need for revision or replacement surgery. Should you have additional questions, we invite you to contact our office for a free review of your legal rights.
Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II FAQs
Unfortunately, medical device manufacturers market poorly designed products that are prone to fail and cause long-term health issues. If you suspect your injuries are the result of a defective medical device, like a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implant, taking legal action against the manufacturer could alleviate your financial burdens of maintaining your health.
The defective medical device attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have compiled a comprehensive list of the most frequently asked questions involving Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II lawsuits and posted the answers below. Many families use this information to determine how to take legal action for justice and to obtain the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages.
What is involved in a Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II lawsuit?
In 2012, Stryker Corporation voluntary recalled two of its implant devices, the Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Systems, after numerous patients filed a financial compensation lawsuit based on problems of using the defective devices. Surgeons implanted both medical device models in patients since 2008.
To identify the implant you have, contact the hospital or surgeon who performed your implant procedure. Don't just accept the doctor hospitals response. Instead, ask for copies of all your medical records. A review of your documents will confirm the make and model of the Stryker hip implant device used in your procedure. Unfortunately, many hospitals and surgeons have yet to inform their patients that the FDA or manufacturer recalled the joint replacement device implanted in their procedure.
Obtaining this information is crucial to protecting your health and maintaining your legal rights. Avoid becoming alarmed. Instead, seek medical attention if you experience symptoms and indicators of a severe health problem.
What are the problems associated with these hip implants?
It took years for Stryker to admit that many patients who received knee and hip implants were struggling with problems and needed revision or removal surgery long before they anticipated that there would be issues. Patients have reported numerous problems including intense pain, swelling, and challenges in climbing stairs, flexing joints, and extending their affected leg's range of motion. The side effects listed below have been associated with the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip System and the Stryker ABG II Modular-Hip Stem.
- Prolong pain occurring in the groin, leg or hip areas
- Hip joint swelling
- Walking changes including limping
- Necrosis (dead tissue) at the implant site as tissue prematurely dies
- Bone dissolution (osteolysis)
- Replacement hip joint loosening that requires revision or replacement surgery
- Worsening mobility
- A clicking, squeaking, grinding or popping sound
- Hearing and vision problems
- Serious psychological issues
Are there problems with Stryker knee implants too?
In 2013, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration issued a Class I recall over concerns about Stryker Orthopedics – Shape Match Cutting Guide, which is part of the Triathlon Knee System. The FDA recalled all devices that were manufactured, sold, and used in implanted between May 2011 and November 2012. According to the Food and Drug Administration, Class I recalls are only issued for severe problems.
My document has recommended that I undergo revision surgery. What do I do?
If your doctor has been referred to a surgeon to undergo revision surgery, contact the product liability attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today to ensure your rights are protected. Our team maintains protocols to protect your ability to secure financial compensation. Our efforts will ensure that the implant device manufacturer cannot deprive you of the evidence you need to prove your case. As your legal representatives, we will fight aggressively on your behalf against Stryker to ensure your interest remain a priority.
I am not experiencing symptoms. Can I still file a case for compensation?
Yes, you can. Nearly every patient who received the ABG II Modular Hip Stem or the Stryker Modular Hip System is at risk of developing severe problems with the medical device eventually. However, if you wait until you are in intense, unbearable pain and require immediate hip removal or replacement, it may be too late to receive compensation.
The state of Illinois has a strict statute of limitation laws that restrict the amount of time you must file a claim. You must submit all the necessary documents and paperwork within the time frame after you first recognized you were suffering injuries and required revision surgery. If the statutes concerning your case expires, you forfeit your right to obtain compensation forever.
Because of that, you should contact your doctor or the hospital to obtain your medical records to confirm the make and model of your hip implant. Alternatively, our team of attorneys can work on your behalf and contact your orthopedic surgeon and provide numerous legal and medical options.
Stryker is offering to pay me for some of my medical expenses. What should I do?
While Stryker is proactively protecting your health by paying some of your medical expenses, the device manufacturer may have ulterior motives. By law, you are under no obligation to file and resolve the claim with Stryker or forfeit your legal rights. Stryker has yet to establish a process where they pay the patient the full amount of the compensation they deserve to pay to cover all their medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings and non-economic damages including pain, suffering, mental anguish and emotional trauma.
Instead of accepting the offer, consider hiring the defective medical device injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. Our experienced law firm has successfully prosecuted many defective medical device cases. We have secured sufficient compensation for our clients to pay for their past, current and future financial burdens.
What has happened with global Stryker hip recall lawsuits?
A global settlement involving Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacement devices was announced recently to assist thousands of patients who have suffered severe, life-threatening complications involving their implant. The settled agreement remains one of the largest ever made and will provide unlimited monetary recovery to compensate injured patients who experienced life-threatening conditions when their device began to fail. Personal injury attorney built these cases on defect problems with both implants including:
- Wear and corrosion on the device's modular neck junction that caused bone dissolution (osteolysis);
- Dislocated or loosened joints
- Excessive metal particles and debris that caused ion generation
- Broken devices
- A bodily allergic or hypersensitive response
- Implant misalignment
- Blood clots
- Tissue information at the joint site
- Tissue damage
- Total or limited mobility
- ALTR (Adverse Local Tissue Reaction)
Patients who experience one or more of the symptoms listed above needed to undergo revision surgery.
What does it mean that the recall lawsuits will be heard in an MDL court?
In 2013, the federal court system consolidated hundreds of cases in multidistrict litigation (MDL) court to begin the process of holding the device manufacturer financially accountable for selling and distributing hundreds or thousands of faulty implant devices. The presiding judge started hearing bellwether cases that will be used to determine how much compensation patients injured by defective implants can receive to recover their damages.
In the month after the bellwether cases began, many plaintiffs have already settled their compensation claims and lawsuits. The manufacturer is estimated to pay over $1.4 billion to individuals in settlement awards. This payment will recover their damages including medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain, suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress.
How much can I expect to receive in my defective Stryker hip implant case?
The evidence and the extent of your injuries are unique compared to all other patients who have experienced problems with their defective Stryker hip implant. Because of that, it is difficult to determine an actual value of your case. However, our attorneys use a proven formula and the results of previous settlements and court cases to calculate the worth of potential claims. Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss settlement amounts.
How much does your law firm charge to review a defective hip implant lawsuit?
Our law firm provides every potential client a no-obligation, initial case consultation at no charge. Call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule an appointment. Let our team of attorneys discuss your case, listen to your complaints, and provide numerous legal options on how to ensure your family receives the financial compensation they deserve.
We do not have enough money to hire an attorney. Do we have other options?
If you believe your loved one's pain and discomfort is the result of a defective hip implant or their doctor has recommended revision surgery, our attorneys can help. Our law firm has successfully prosecuted many defective hip and knee replacement cases to ensure our clients receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We encourage you to contact our hip implant injury lawyers by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive compensation lawsuit evaluation at no charge to you.
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