According to court documents, there are nearly 400 Stryker hip replacement claims pending in federal court in Minnesota. The federal consolidation was formed only six months ago and legal experts believe that additional lawsuits against hip manufacturers Stryker Corporation are to be expected.
Stryker Corporation issued the recall of their Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement models after several studies showed the implants carried significant risks of side effects and an increased need for revision surgery. Stryker hip replacement side effects include metallosis, pain, swelling, hip dislocation and bone deterioration.
Metal-on-metal hip replacement side effects have come to the forefront after companies including Stryker released products that many patients allege are defective. Both the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG hip replacement systems were submitted through the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program.