Many doctors have utilized modular-neck stems on patients in recent years. These innovative devices were used with the belief that they could assist in the correction of health issues relating to hip biomechanics and other anatomical factors. After being installed on numerous patients, however, the manufacturer of this device, Stryker Orthopedics, has voluntarily issued a recall of the device. The recall was issued after the company determined that it has mechanical defects that can cause serious health complications. If you have an ABGII or Rejuvenate modular-neck system made by Stryker Orthopedics, you should be aware of the side effects and complications that are possible with this device.
What Side Effects You May Experience
One of the most significant defects associated with these systems relates to the metal-on-metal hip replacement component. These components are subject to corrosion over time, and they also are prone to developing tissue damage in nearby areas of the body. While the device was designed and marketed to improve results with artificial hip patient operations, studies and market analysis have determined that these devices actually create serious side effects. FDA-documented reports indicate that this device may be linked to metal sensitivity, excessive pain, the need for revision surgery and more. It should be noted that this is not the first time Stryker Orthopedics has recalled a metal-on-metal device for hip replacements. A previous recall was issued on the MITCH TRH modular head device, which showed the company the dangers of metal-on-metal devices caused by metal ions being released with use.
Many patients across the country are currently experiencing adverse side effects from the Rejuvenate Modular-Neck Stems, and others have already experienced pain, suffering, medical bills and more as a result of these side effects. You may be able to recoup financial compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering and more by seeking justice in a court of law. You can work with a personal injury lawyer with experience in these medical device cases to learn more about your legal options and what you may experience as a result of a personal injury lawsuit.
Before you call a personal injury lawyer to schedule an appointment for a consultation, take time to research what kind of medical device was used with your procedure. This information will be vital in determining what your legal options are. After you have this information, schedule an appointment with a personal injury attorney or call us at 1-800-BAD-DRUG to begin the legal process.