Stryker Hip Replacement Recall News

Hip replacement metal poisoning could lead to multiple complications

March 27th, 2015

Metal poisoning from metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements could lead to several severe complications. Symptoms of cobalt and chromium poisoning include gastrointestinal disturbances, neurological complications, kidney toxicity and cardiomyopathy.

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Blood test could reveal extent of metal hip replacement damage

March 20th, 2015

Patients who received a metal-on-metal hip replacement and experienced complications or side effects from the device could take a blood test to determine the extent of internal damage, including the level of toxic metals in the blood stream. A metal ion blood test could detect levels of cobalt and chromium that go otherwise undetected in x-rays or normal blood tests, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Patients still eligible to join Stryker settlement

February 27th, 2015

Patients who underwent revision surgery to fix faulty Stryker hip replacements prior to November 3, 2014 may be eligible to be included in the $1.43 billion Stryker lawsuit settlement. If a patient received revision surgery after that date, they may still eligible to file a hip replacement lawsuit against the company.

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Stryker settles hip implant lawsuit with other manufacturers, faces others from patients

September 5th, 2014

Stryker Corporation has settled a hip implant patent infringement lawsuit with Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical and Zimmer for an undisclosed amount of money. Stryker filed the lawsuit in 2011 claiming that the companies infringed upon its design for an acetabular cup component in artificial hip replacements. More »

Stryker Hip Lawsuit Deadline Approaching, Notes Hissey Kientz, LLP

June 18th, 2014

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Stryker Corporation issued a recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II artificial hip replacement systems in July 2012. Plaintiffs living in states with a two year statute of limitation may only have until July 2014 to file a lawsuit against Stryker Corporation, according to Hissey Kientz, LLP.
Stryker Corporation issued the voluntary recall after the hip implants were linked to serious complications including fretting, corrosion, metallosis, hip dislocation and fractures.* More »

Stryker Corp. facing hip implant lawsuits sponsoring a “mobility zone”

March 19th, 2014

Stryker Corporation has paid an undisclosed amount of money to set up a “mobility zone” at upcoming Professional Golf Association tournaments, despite facing hip replacement lawsuits. Patients allege that Stryker’s metal-on-metal hip replacements caused severe side effects, including tissue damage and limited mobility. More »

Stryker hip replacement lawsuits loom as sales increase

February 11th, 2014

Stryker Corporation’s hip replacement product sales increased by about 8% in the last quarter, despite looming hip replacement lawsuits against the company. The Stryker ABG II and Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacements were recalled in July 2012 after research showed the devices caused severe injuries. More »

Stryker estimates it could pay $1 B in hip replacement lawsuits

November 26th, 2013

Styker Corporation released estimates detailing the costs of its Stryker Rejuvenate and Strkyer ABG II hip replacement recalls, which could be more than $1 billion. The company said the recalls, hip replacement lawsuits and Styker hip settlements could cost between $700 million and $1.3 billion. More »

Stryker orthopedics issues another device recall

September 13th, 2013

Styker has issued a recall for its Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, which is used in spine surgery and could break after the procedure, requiring revision surgery. The cause of the defect is currently unknown, but cases have been reported in the United States and in Belgium. More »

Ceramic manufacturer that deals to Stryker bought out

June 24th, 2013

CeramTec, the exclusive ceramics supplier to Stryker Corporation, was bought out by a U.S. holding’s firm for $2 billion. Companies like Stryker may soon invest in ceramic hip replacements after metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II have been proven to carry potentially harmful risks. More »

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