The Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implant were recalled on July 4, 2012. Some patients have even received letters from the Stryker Corporation warning them that their hip implant has been recalled.
A cobalt level over 0.03 parts per billion in a person’s blood stream can be very dangerous
If you or a loved one has a recalled hip, call The DiCello Law Firm at (888)778-8880 so we can help you get justice.
How did this happen?
The Stryker Corporation took advantage of an FDA process called the 501(k) approval. This allowed them to bring the Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implant to market with minimal testing. The Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip implant would soon become a major health crisis because once inside the body it would begin to fret and corrode.
The fretting and corroding of the Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implant is the result of several different metals interacting with each other. Those metals are: Titanium, Chromium and Cobalt.
What Is The Problem With Fretting and Corroding?
When the Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implant fret and/or corrode, it sends chromium and cobalt metal into your blood stream. A cobalt level over 0.03 parts per billion in a person’s blood stream can be very dangerous. It causes pain, swelling, and pseudo-tumors (the destruction of muscle tissue) to name just a few.
What essentially is happening is that the patient is being poisoned from the inside out. This sort of poisoning is also called metalosis.
How Do You Fix This Problem?
Once cobalt and chromium has found its way into your blood stream, the only way to stop it is to remove the source. Here, that source is inside of your body. Therefore, your hip implant is going to have to be taken out.
What Does This Mean For You, The Patient?
Another surgery on for most people is devastating financially. There are more bills and more time away from work. The Stryker Corporation has been contacting some patients telling them that they don’t need a lawyer that they will take care of the extraordinary costs. However, they do not intend to take care of all the costs associated with a second hip replacement surgery.
Why The DiCello Law Firm?
The DiCello Law Firm lawyers are among the leading lawyers in this area. They along with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA and the Gomez Law Firm have already filed Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular hip implant cases.
If you or a loved one believes that they have been injured by this product call the lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm at (888)778-8880, for an immediate and frank discussion about how we can help you get justice now.