CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 11, 2012 – Crumley Roberts’ drug and product liability attorney has issued an advisory regarding potentially dangerous hip reconstruction devices made by Stryker Orthopaedics.
Brian Kinsley, drug and product liability practice group leader, says Stryker Orthopaedics’ Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems — medical devices surgically implanted to improve hip biomechanics – have been recalled by the manufacturer for potentially dangerous defects.
Stryker notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 6 that it intended to voluntarily remove these products from the market after discovering they were corroding and fretting at an abnormal rate. While the company did not admit to any wrongdoing, it did encourage patients who know they received these devices, or patients who are uncertain whether Stryker implants were used in their hip surgeries, to contact their surgeon to discuss options.
“Recalled medical devices can pose substantial health risks for patients, and we encourage everyone to know the products used in any surgery and keep that information indefinitely,” says Kinsley. “Because of the serious health and financial issues surrounding replacement of such devices, we also encourage patients to contact an attorney experienced in medical device product liability cases.”
Crumley Roberts clients whose medical records indicate they may have received any medical device in a hip replacement or reconstruction surgical procedure should be receiving an Advisory by mail, and are encouraged to consult their doctor and call Crumley Roberts should they wish to discuss a claim.
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