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Stryker hip lawsuits growing in number

August 22nd, 2014

More than 100 Stryker hip replacement lawsuits have been filed against the device manufacturer in Oregon alone, alleging that Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II metal-on-metal hip replacements caused injuries. An estimated 53,000 Stryker hip replacements were implanted in the U.S. during the 4 years the device was on the market.

One Oregon patient, Keith Cadwallader, had the Stryker hip replacement removed in 2013 after discovering it was leaking toxic levels of metal into the bloodstream, according to the Mail Tribune. Additional Stryker hip injuries include fretting and corrosion, limited mobility, pain, swelling and tissue damage.

Stryker issued a hip replacement recall in 2012 for the Rejuvenate and ABG II after studies showed it was failing at a rate much higher than expected. Hundreds of patients have required revision surgery after Stryker hip implant side effects caused them severe complications.

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