Melville, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Alonso Krangle LLP, a law firm focused on fighting for the rights of victims of medical device injuries, reports that the New Jersey Supreme Court has issued an Order establishing a multicounty litigation for all current and future Stryker hip replacement lawsuits filed in the state in the wake of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stem recall. According to the January 15th Order, the Stryker hip recall multicounty litigation was established in Bergen County Superior Court, to be presided over by Judge Brian R. Martinotti. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
Alonso Krangle is currently offering free consultations to victims of the Stryker hip implant recall, including:
Loosening or dislocation of the hip joint
Corrosion and fretting at the modular-neck junction which may lead to adverse local tissue reactions
Excessive metal debris leading to high levels of metal ions in the blood
Inflammation of surrounding tissue
Unexplained hip pain more than three months post-surgery
To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate Stryker hip replacement lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems are used with multi-piece hip components that typically employ a ceramic on plastic bearing surface. According to a report from Reuters, the Stryker hip implant recall was announced in July 2012, after postmarket data indicated the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems are prone to corrosion and fretting when the metal components rub together. If the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems fret or corrode, small particles of metal may be shed into patients tissue and blood stream, leading to adverse local tissue reactions, pain, swelling and metallosis. Such a reaction could result in soft tissue necrosis, muscle injury, pseudotumor formation and premature failure of the hip implant. The Stryker hip replacement recall involved 20,000 Rejuvenate hip stems, and is expected to cost the company $ 390 million, Reuters said.
According to Strykers recall notice, patients with the recalled hip components should seek the advice of their surgeons if they experience unexplained swelling or pain at the joint where their hip replacement surgery was performed. In a recall update posted on its website in January 2013, Stryker advised all patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems to undergo blood and imaging screening even if they are not experiencing any symptoms, as some patients have been found to have high levels of metal ions in their blood, and/or adverse tissue reactions even though they experienced no signs or symptoms of hip implant failure.
Court records indicate that 81 Stryker hip implant recall lawsuits have been filed in the New Jersey multicounty litigation. According to the Courts website, Judge Martinotti has scheduled the next conference in the Stryker hip replacement recall litigation for March 19, 2013.
There is still time for alleged victims of the Stryker hip recall to seek compensation for their injuries. To discuss a potential Stryker hip implant recall lawsuit with one of the experienced and compassionate medical device injury attorneys at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website http://www.FightForVictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A national law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City and New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com
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