Stryker Corporation, manufacturer of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements, has won $228 million from Zimmer Holdings after a judge determined Zimmer violated Stryker’s surgical patent. The lawsuit came amid claims that Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements caused patients significant injuries.
Stryker issued a Rejuvenate hip replacement recall along with an ABG II hip replacement recall after studies showed the devices failed at a rate higher than expected. Some surgeons have also spoken out against surgical devices that caused surgeons to incorrectly install implants.
Patients have filed Stryker lawsuits alleging that the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement led to severe complications, many of which required revision surgery to correct. Stryker hip replacement side effects include tissue damage, loosening of the hip, fretting and metallosis.