Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit

Stryker Orthopaedics, the manufacturers of Stryker hip implants and other popular medical devices, has issued a Stryker hip recall for three of their hip implant devices: the Trident Acetabular Cup System and the Trident Hemispherical Cup System, and the Rejuvenate and ABGII modular-neck implants. The hip implant devices in question are known to cause pain, swelling, and other serious health complications to those implanted with the recalled Stryker hip implants.


On January 22, 2008, the company issued a Stryker hip recall for its Trident Acetabular Cup System and Trident Hemispherical Cup System due to the hip implants causing bone fractures, pain, and other health complications in patients implanted with the recalled devices.

Four years later, on July 6, 2012, Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular-neck hip implants were also recalled by the company over concerns that the devices were causing corrosion in the bodies of patients who received these particular devices. The corrosion, also known as “fretting”, occurs at the modular-neck joint of the device, and causes pain and swelling in the patient, as well as an increase in the risk for developing cobalt and chromium poisoning, which happens when a substantial amount of metal debris from the hip implant enters the blood stream.

Before the Stryker hip recall, Stryker Orthopaedics allegedly knew of the risks of their now-recalled hip devices, yet the company failed to warn consumers. The company also used negligent manufacturing and marketing practices which led to several FDA warnings before the Stryker hip recall even occurred.

Symptoms of a Failing Hip Implant

All three of hip devices included under the Stryker hip recall have been linked to a wide range of health complications, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Swelling around the implant
  • Immobility
  • Bone loss
  • Bone fractures
  • Bone chipping
  • Instability
  • Squeaking and popping sounds
  • Cobalt and chromium hip poisoning

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Stryker Hip Recall Revision Surgery

Revision surgery to replace a defective or failing hip implant can be difficult and painful to the patient. The user-customizable design of the Rejuvenate and ABGII hip systems can further complicate a revision surgery. Because the recalled Stryker hip implant devices conform to each patient’s body individually, this can mean a prolonged recovery and decreased mobility after a revision surgery on the hip.

Because Stryker Orthopaedics failed to test the safety and efficacy of the hip implants in question, many patients implanted with the defective Stryker hip implant devices have suffered chronic pain and health complications.

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits: Know Your Rights

Patients implanted with a defective Stryker hip implant should not have to suffer because of Stryker’s negligence in the manufacturing and marketing of a faulty device. Thousands of Stryker hip recall lawsuits have been filed, and more are continuing to amount against Stryker Orthopaedics for the recalled Trident, Rejuvenate, and AGBII hip implant devices.

Symptoms of a failing hip implant may include:

  • Bone chipping
  • Bone fractures
  • Tissue damage
  • Chronic pain

Why Should You File A Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit?

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You are entitled to rights as a consumer, and these rights include holding negligent companies responsible for their defective products. Even if you or a loved one who is implanted with one of the recalled Stryker hip implants aren’t experiencing any symptoms, health complications associated with the recalled device could arise in the future.

If you (or a loved one) suffered injury or other damages from a recalled Stryker hip implant, then a Stryker hip recall lawsuit maybe be able to be filed. Only an experienced Stryker hip recall lawyer can determine a case. Let Levin, Papantonio be you or your loved one’s advocate in holding Stryker Orhtopaedics responsible for their negligence, and help you (or a loved ine) receive the compensation deserved! Contact us for a FREE evaluation of your case!