Did You Receive A Defective Stryker Hip Implant?
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 and severe pain.
Status Of The Rejuvenate Litigation
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims 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.
Choose A Firm With The Experience To Help You
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 Weisberg & Sims P.C. we have an impressive record of verdicts and settlements in complex personal injury cases. Our firm works on a contingent fee basis, meaning our clients owe us nothing until we win a settlement or verdict.
We welcome you to call us at 866-693-3806 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We can discuss your situation and your rights regarding injures from a defective hip implant.
We are located in Chicago and work throughout Illinois.