The first Stryker hip lawsuits involving these devices were first filed in 2012 following Stryker’s June 2012 voluntary Rejuvenate recall. Since then, thousands of claimants implanted with malfunctioning Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants have filed lawsuits across the country.
Stryker Rejuvenate & AGB II Recall
The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Device was recalled in June 2012.
The Stryker hip recall was spurred by findings that the device’s modular-neck junction was prone to fretting and corrosion mechanisms causing the release of metal ions into the bloodstream and surrounding hip tissue. The release of these metal ions caused patients to suffer from hip replacement problems such as elevated blood cobalt and chromium levels, adverse local tissue reactions and metallosis causing pain, swelling, early device failure and the need for revision.
Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit & Settlement Program
The Stryker Modular Hip Settlement Program is an open ended fund designed to compensate eligible U.S. patients who have undergone surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular Neck and/or ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems. While the settlement program is designed to support individuals who have undergone revision surgery, claimants who have not yet had their implants revised still need to consult with an attorney.
Have you, or a loved one, undergone hip revision surgery?
Yes. If you have undergone revision surgery, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II settlement program provides a $300,000 base award. There are also additional enhancement awards available to those who experienced complications during or following the revision surgery.
No. If you are in need of revision but are too ill to undergo surgery, the settlement has a program to support you. We can also work to have out-of-pocket expenses such as co-pays, incurred vehicle mileage and lost wages.