Stryker Orthopaedics has announced that it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in both federal multidistrict litigation and New Jersey multicounty litigation over injury claims relating to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. The settlement will compensate eligible U.S. patients who had surgery to replace their hip stems (known as revision surgery) prior to December 19, 2016. [Read more…]
Lawsuits have now been brought by more than 2,000 patients injured by two Stryker hip implants: the Stryker Rejuvenate and the Stryker ABG-II. Both implants were recalled in July of 2012. The lawsuits allege that the recalled Stryker implants fail due to a defective design that causes corrosion and metallosis, sometimes requiring a second revision surgery to replace the defective device.