Stryker Corporation manufactures hip device products. Two of its products that have been sold throughout the United States to approximately 30,000 patients have been recalled. These are the Stryker Rejuvenate and the Stryker ABG II hip devices.
If you had one of these devices implanted, you probably have received a letter from your doctor informing you of the recall. The recall actually occurred in late June of 2012. Stryker did not fully inform doctors about problems until significantly later and you may not have gotten a letter until January, or later, of 2013.
If you have a Stryker Rejuvenate or a Stryker ABG II hip device, the experts involved in looking at this device, now that there is litigation pending, and now that a recall has occurred, have said that that hip device is destined to fail. It’s going to fail within some few numbers of years after it has been implanted.
If you’ve had a hip device implanted and you know it’s a Stryker Rejuvenate, or a Stryker ABG II, you should contact a lawyer who’s experienced in handling those claims so they can give you advice. If you haven’t gotten a recall letter, or you don’t know exactly what kind of hip device is implanted, but you’re having some problems, contact a lawyer who’s experienced in this area, so that the lawyer can give you advice. The lawyer will find out what sort of hip device you have, will talk with you about it, and let you know what options you have. Any competent lawyer who’s experienced in this will do all of that free of charge. You’ll be able to enter into a contingent fee agreement, and you won’t have any charge for the lawyer to figure out whether you have a claim and how you should proceed.