Patients implanted with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants want the medical device giant to pay for regular medical monitoring for recipients of the company’s faulty hip implants. Many fear that the recalled Stryker hip implants may lead to serious injuries and the need for additional revision surgeries.
Stryker Patients Fear Metallosis
Since Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices in July of 2012, patients have been concerned about the device’s metal parts fretting (wearing) and corroding, which could lead to toxic metal debris in the bloodstream and surrounding tissues, requiring:
- Additional revision surgeries to remove the device
- Bone damage
- Diminished quality of life
- Inflammation and/or necrosis of the surrounding tissue
- Limited mobility
- Swelling and/or pain at the local joint site.
Patients want the court to create and supervise a fund that would require Stryker to pay for medical monitoring tests every six months – including blood tests, joint fluid tests, imaging tests and regular doctors’ examinations.
Defective Hip Implant Metallosis Lawsuits
An increasing number of defective hip implant injury lawsuits allege metallosis – a toxic condition from the buildup of chromium and cobalt debris in the bloodstream – or fear of developing it. The issue is taking center stage in the first DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit now on trial, and other hip implant patients are growing concerned about developing metallosis as more and more information becomes known about how metal toxins can affect the human body.
If you’ve been injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant and would like to discuss your situation with an experienced hip implant litigation attorney, contact us for a free consultation to determine your legal rights and decide whether taking legal action is in your best interests.