Watch videos on what you need to know
From a Patient’s View – Revision Surgery
Diane Pingle, 66, had both of her hips replaced with Stryker hip implants in 2011. After experiencing pseudo-tumors and elevated cobalt levels, she underwent removal surgery, which resulted in a broken femur. She will soon need to have the second implant replaced, but does not want to relive the trauma.
Patient Does Not Fault Her Surgeon
Diane Pingle does not fault her surgeon because he had no reason to know that the Stryker hip implants were defective. She hopes her lawsuit will help change the industry and promote better safety standards.
Far Ahead of the Pack in Rejuvenate and ABGII Litigation
Searcy Denney has been ahead of the pack when it comes to researching the failures of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. Our lawyers filed the first case in the country.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Defects: What You Need To Know
While the Rejuvenate and ABG II devices were supposed to provide a safer alternative to the all-metal devices, our lawyers began seeing clients with the same symptoms crop up, including cobalt in the bloodstream, soft tissue destruction, necrosis and pseudo-tumors. More than 60,000 adverse reports led doctors to stop using the Stryker hip implants. Stryker issued a voluntary recall of the devices in 2012.
Stryker Rejuvenate — Problems Existed Prior to Recall
Searcy Denney lawyers have been investigating Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II cases since before the 2012 recall. We had previously investigated metal-on-metal hip implant injuries and found that people who received Stryker Rejuvenate implants experienced similar complications.
Dangerous Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement is Recalled
In this video, attorney Cal Warriner discusses the typical injuries he had seen his clients experience from the Stryker implants, including pseudo-tumors, soft tissue reactions, fluid buildup and metallosis. Because the metal stem is supposed to be permanent, removal of the device is extremely difficult.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Defect: The Sonia Singh Story
Sonia Singh, a nurse, was told that her Stryker hip implant would likely outlive her. To her dismay, the implant began to disintegrate, leaching metal ions into her bloodstream. In all of her years in nursing, she had never heard of anyone experiencing metal poisoning.
The Selma Schepps Story
The Stryker rejuvenate hip implant has left Selma Schepps unable to drive and walk without a cane outside of her home. She was confident with her doctor and never thought there would be a problem with her hip surgery.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant: What type of implant do you really have?
Because the Stryker hip system can be used with other parts, it is imperative that clients request product identification stickers from their charts. Many of our clients have been shocked to learn that they did, in fact, receive a Stryker Rejuvenate stem.
Stryker Focus — New Jersey Litigation Part I
Because Howmedica Osteonics is a New Jersey corporation, many of the first Stryker lawsuits were filed in New Jersey state courts. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently grouped these lawsuits into multicounty litigation, which will be handled by Judge Brian Martinotti.
Stryker Focus — New Jersey Litigation Part II
Bergen County Judge Brian Martinotti is committed to holding regular status conferences in the multicounty litigation. Attorney Cal Warriner is confident that this litigation will continue to move forward at a rapid pace.
Stryker Focus — New Jersey Litigation Part III
Because Stryker is based in New Jersey, anyone can file a Stryker lawsuit in the state. Consolidation of these cases comes with many advantages. Judge Martinotti has appointed a plaintiff’s steering committee to direct the multicounty litigation.
Stryker Hip Implants and Why your Surgeon’s Experience Matters
While many doctors call themselves revision surgeons, very few have the experience and skill required to remove the Stryker stem from the femur. Before you have your defective hip implant removed, it is important to find a surgeon who has performed revision surgery on the Stryker Rejuvenate stem.
Stryker Implants and the Consequences of Waiting
Patients who put off surgery tend not to fare as well as those who act quickly. If diagnostics point to the need for revision surgery, it is a good idea to pursue it sooner rather than later. Postponing revision surgery could cause you to experience tissue damage and hip dislocation.
Stryker Hip Defective Implants, the Litigation Process and the Broadspire Claims Process
The Broadspire claims process pays for diagnostic tests, revision surgery and other out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by insurance. If you file a Broadspire claim, you do not have to sacrifice your legal rights. Our attorneys will still pursue a Stryker lawsuit on your behalf.
Stryker Hip Implant Litigation — Difficult Product Defect Cases
Unfortunately, some patients who need revision surgery cannot get medical clearance due to other existing health problems. These patients worry about the effect that metal toxicity will have on their bodies.
Stryker Hip Implant — Significantly Worse Failure Than Some Others
The failure rate of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II is much higher than any prior hip implant. This is because the femoral stem is designed to be a permanent part of the body, making it is extremely difficult to remove. Surgeons have compared it to removing rebar from concrete. Many doctors do not even perform the surgery because of the risks.
What Should Patients With Defective Hip Implants Demand?
Patients should demand a baseline blood study to determine cobalt levels and an MRI to determine whether the defective hip implant is causing any tissue damage. Once you understand how the device is affecting you, your doctor will be able to make informed decisions about how to address the problem.
Wait and See Approach to Hip Implant Defect Patients
A large sector of orthopedic surgeons are telling patients to come back in 6 months, even when patient exhibit high levels of cobalt. Delaying treatment can lead to extensive tissue damage and increases your risk of hip dislocation.
It Takes Real Lawyers to Litigate with Powerful Defendants
If you have experienced Stryker hip replacement problems, you need a law firm who can go toe-to-toe with these big pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Our lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to take on Stryker.
Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII Recall News
Our lawyers were aware of the problems with the modular hip implants even before the 2012 Stryker recall. We have looked into the regulatory history, metallosis literature and researched modular hip design. We have filed more Stryker lawsuits than any other law firm in the country.
The Difference Between Stryker And Depuy Lawsuits
Stryker hip implant failure is far worse than the failure of any other hip implant. The Stryker stem is designed to be permanent, which makes removal of the stem very difficult. Removal involves drilling into the femur and hammering it out. This intense process can result in bone fractures.