Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels recently filed a lawsuit against Stryker Corporation and its subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics alleging various claims involving the Rejuvenate® hip implant device.
The plaintiff underwent two successive surgeries in 2010 to replace his right and left hips, but subsequently the metal surfaces in each device’s neck and stem began to rub against one another, causing metallic debris to shed, and in turn causing damage to the surrounding tissues. MRI results showed fluid collections around the hip implant, and blood tests revealed the presence of heavy metal ion contamination.
Eventually, the plaintiff’s physician recommended that he undergo revision surgeries to remove both Rejuvenate devices, and during the procedures, the damage caused by the metal debris was clearly visible.
Click here to learn more about the Stryker Rejuvenate device, recalls of the product, and the injuries that may be caused by its defective design.