10 Sep 2012

Rejuvenate Modular-Neck System Recall & Personal Injury Litigation

Rejuvenate Modular-Neck System Recalled

The Rejuvenate Modular-Neck System, one of the most popular modular-neck stems, is a device intended to assist in metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery. However, the device was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Stryker Orthopedics, because of reports of adverse effects caused by wear and corrosion at the modular neck junction. In metal-on-metal hip devices, the subsequent corrosion could then result in tissue damage to the detriment of patients. In addition to the problems caused by corrosion, patients who were treated using the Rejuvenate modular-neck stems experienced other severe side effects such as metal sensitivity and pain to such a severe degree. Additional surgery was required for these situations. Metal ions can be released into the system with the use of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices while bone loss and metallosis are other problems associated with Stryker Orthopedics’ products. In addition, patients have experienced a high failure rate.

Personal Injury Lawyers are Here to Help

Personal injury lawyers are ready to assist any patient who has experienced negative side effects due to the use of Rejuvenate Modular-Neck systems in metal-on-metal hip devices. Hip replacement surgery is a daunting procedure in itself. Patients should expect a full recovery with more mobility and a better quality of life. However, if pain and suffering have resulted from the use of Stryker Orthopedics’ hip replacement devices, there are legal alternatives. Patients can receive compensation to pay for medical bills, medications, physical therapy and in the event that another surgery must be performed to correct the damage caused by the Rejuvenate devices.

Patients may not even be aware that the problems they are experiencing are due to faulty medical devices. If a hip replacement was performed and adverse effects resulted, it is important to be informed. Research the device that was used. If it was a Rejuvenate modular-neck device from Stryker Orthopedics, it is time to make sure the company pays for its mistakes. Doing a voluntary recall is not enough. Stryker needs to compensate consumers for any pain that has resulted from metal-on-metal devices manufactured by the company. Victims or their families should contact a personal injury attorney at Pulaski & Law Firm to discuss their options. No one should suffer due to errors made by the healthcare industry and when mistakes happen, they must be corrected. Additional financial resources can provide peace of mind and the means to improve one’s condition. Seek legal help and travel the road to recovery.