Stryker’s Rejuvenate hip replacement system— like the other defective hip replacement products on the market— was marketed as an innovated and advanced product but studies are showing that older products are much more durable than metal on metal devices.
The Stryker product was actually several steps backward rather than the leap forward in technology that the company claimed it to be and patients receiving the Rejuvenate hip replacement system are four times as likely to require revision surgery as patients who received older models. The main problem is that the metallic parts that touch each other can grind and cause metal fragments to enter the joint or the blood stream.
Lack of Long-Term Testing Linked to Stryker Rejuvenate Failure Rate
Studies have proven that many of the medical device failures during recent years have been the result of poor oversight and inadequate product testing. Hip replacement manufacturers have been able to push their products to market quickly using regulatory loopholes that allow them to market a product with minimal testing or research so long as it is similar to a product that has been approved in the past. The result is a drastic increase in the number of medical devices the FDA has needed to pull off of the market due to health concerns.
Not “If” but “When” Your Hip Will Likely Give Way
The data that has been received regarding metal on metal implants is very bleak and the onslaught of lawsuits brought against the device manufacturers suggests to us that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Due to the fact that Rejuvenate hip replacements are four times as likely to fail and are less durable than plastic or ceramic counterparts tells us patients who have received these devices are facing inevitability rather than possibility. The only question is how long the device will last before complications arise and whether those complications will be severe enough to warrant a revision surgery.
The metal contained in the defective devices is also highly toxic and patients must undergo regular blood testing to detect metalosis— which occurs when toxic levels of metals are present. Inflammation and scar tissue can also result from slivers of metal that are formed when the metal parts grind against one another.
If you received a hip replacement product recently and think it may be defective, contact us today for a free consultation with a Stryker Rejuvenate defect lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other financial hardship that has resulted from your defective device. During your consultation, we will be happy to answer your questions about the current mass torts against the hip replacement manufacturers and let you know more about how those cases will affect any potential settlement or judgment on your behalf. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you will never be required to remit payment upfront and we will only be compensated once we have been able to secure compensation on your behalf.