An attorney who represents patients of faulty hip replacements recently underwent revision surgery to remove a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement. Doug Blankman had the metal-on-metal hip implant removed after doctors told him two pieces were rubbing together and corroding.
Stryker issued a Rejuvenate recall after patients shared similar concerns of metal hip replacement side effects, including tissue damage and toxic levels of metal in the bloodstream. Blankman filed a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit on his own behalf, alleging that the company released a defective device.
Stryker is one of several companies to be facing metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits. Many of the devices were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s 501(K) loophole, which allows manufacturers to bypass significant clinical testing by claiming the metal-on-metal implants were similar to other existing implants on the market.