Stryker Corporation has brought an anti-trust case against rival orthopedic manufacturer Medtronic over potential patent infringement, despite both companies facing lawsuits for their faulty products. Stryker is facing multiple lawsuits alleging that its hip replacements caused injuries, while Medtronic is facing lawsuits alleging that its bone graft system caused injuries.
Stryker issued a hip recall in July 2012 for its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip replacement systems after research indicated that the devices were failing at a high rate. Many of the patients who suffered from Stryker hip implant failure underwent revision surgery to correct problems.
Metal-on-metal hip replacements have caused thousands of patients to experience severe complications, including tissue damage, pain, limited mobility, premature loosening of the hip and toxic levels of metal in the blood stream. Stryker hip replacement lawsuits are just a few of the metal hip implant lawsuits filed against hip manufacturers in the United States.