A New Jersey woman has filed a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit against the manufacturer, alleging that the metal-on-metal hip implant caused serious side effects. Marcia Olsen says that after she received the Stryker implant, she experienced significant pain, swelling, hives and hair loss.
Olsen received the hip implant in June 2011, about a year before Stryker issued a voluntary Rejuvenate hip replacement recall. Studies showed that patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABG II metal-on-metal hip implant were much more likely to require revision surgery to fix side effects from the hip replacements.
Lawyers involved with metal hip implant lawsuits predict Stryker could face thousands of Rejuvenate and ABG II lawsuits. Other metal hip replacement manufacturers such as DePuy have already been ordered to pay millions of dollars to patients who suffered serious side effects from the devices.