Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall

Defective Stryker Hip Implants

The medical device maker Howmedica Osteonics Corp., operating under the name Stryker Orthopaedics, released a new hip replacement device in early 2009. That device, known as the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, was implanted in thousands of patients in the following years. For many of those patients, the results have been devastating. The device has proven unsafe and has caused many people to suffer serious and permanent injuries.

The Rejuvenate Device Is Unsafe

Howmedica sold and distributed the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System to be implanted into patients throughout the United States from 2009 until July 6, 2012, when Howmedica began recalling these devices. The recall was issued due to problems of heavy metal fretting and corrosion that had long been associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. These hip implants can destroy the tissue surrounding the hip joint and cause pseudotumors and metallosis. Victims are generally required to undergo additional surgery and many experience permanent damage to their body and severe pain.

Status of the Rejuvenate Litigation

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., and others across the country have sued Howmedica on behalf of victims injured by the Rejuvenate device. Many more lawsuits are expected. A panel of judges in Louisville, Kentucky, will soon decide whether to transfer all of these cases to proceed under the management of a single judge.

Medical Device Attorneys

When choosing a law firm to represent you, it is important to find attorneys who are not only experienced in handling complex medical device claims, but who also have a track record of obtaining exemplary settlements and verdicts for their clients. At Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., we have an impressive record of verdicts and settlements in complex personal injury cases. Our firm works on a contingent fee, meaning our clients owe us nothing unless and until we win a settlement or verdict. We welcome you to call us at 877-216-4213 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our medical device lawyers.