An Illinois man has filed a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages. The man says he suffers from permanent injuries after his Stryker ABG II metal-on-metal hip replacement system failed.
After receiving the ABG II hip implant in May 2010, the patient eventually developed pain in his right hip. Upon further evaluation, the implant had begun loosening, causing well-documented Stryker ABG II side effects, including soft tissue damage, metal poisoning and a pseudotumor. The patient underwent revision surgery to remove the right hip implant in February 2013, and will have the left implant removed once he has recovered.
Stryker is facing several metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits after it was revealed that the hip replacement systems were failing at a much higher rate than expected. Stryker issued an ABG II recall in July 2012 upon discovering the rate of defective implants.