Patients who were injured by their Stryker metal-on-metal hip replacement likely have until July 2014 to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. The statute of limitations, or deadline for when patients have file claims, for most Stryker hip implant lawsuits is two years. Stryker Corporation issued a Stryker recall on July 6, 2012.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II metal-on-metal hip replacements were recalled after studies revealed that the devices were failing at an unusually high rate, causing patients severe side effects. Many of the complications from the metal hip implants are due to the design, which feature “neck” and a “stem” components both made of metal. When the metal devices rub against each other, the friction can lead to Rejuvenate and ABG II side effects.
Most patients complain of several Stryker side effects, including fretting, corrosion, tissue damage, limited mobility and toxic levels of cobalt and chromium in the blood stream. Several patients have filed Stryker hip replacement lawsuits alleging that the company released a defective device which caused serious injuries.