Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 14, 2013 2:00:00 AM
Many are aware that DePuy recalled its defective ASR-model hip implants. The ASR, as well as DePuy’s Pinnacle hip, have a metal-on-metal ball and cup design that has caused serious injuries to recipients. We continue to represent individual clients who received these defective hip implants. What many do not know, however, is that a DePuy competitor, Stryker Corporation, which also manufactured metal-on-metal hip implants, recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants in July of 2012. Because the Stryker hip recall came more than a year and a half after DePuy’s, it did not receive as much attention from the media. But make no mistake, the defective Stryker hips are capable of causing the same debilitating injuries as the DePuy hip implants.
The symptoms include but are not limited to pain or swelling at or near the hip, a change in walking ability, or a noise from the hip joint. The FDA lists a variety of symptoms that should be followed up. If you are experiencing any symptom you believe may be related to your hip implant, you should see your doctor and ask if it might be wise to have a blood test for the presence of metal fragments and ions in the hip joints and surrounding tissue.
In addition, because of concerns that these metal hip implants may have released metal fragments and ions into your system after implantation, Stryker itself is recommending that recipients of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hips systems undergo blood testing to check for the presence of metal.
Thornton Law Firm is actively litigating cases against Stryker for its defective Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants throughout Massachusetts and around the country as well.
Unfortunately, these implants continue to fail and injure recipients. If you have any questions about your metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact Attorney Marilyn McGoldrick for a free consultation at 800-341-1405.