The Stryker Rejuvenate, an implant used in hip replacements, has an unusual two-piece design – consisting of a separate “neck” and “stem” that fit inside each other – that is supposed to provide the patient with a better fitting, more customized artificial hip than a traditional one-piece implant.
But it turns out that when the two pieces rub together, they can release microscopic metal debris, causing the device to fail and creating physical problems for the patient. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration pulled the Stryker Rejuvenate from the market in 2012.
Now thousands of lawsuits are pending in courts across the country claiming that the manufacturer designed a defective product and put it on the market without proper testing.
If you’re one of the many patients fitted with a Stryker Rejuvenate implant, it’s a good idea to consult your physician to determine if you could potentially suffer problems as a result.
If you believe you’ve suffered from an injury due to negligence, contact us for a free telephone consultation today at 864.233.7200 or 1.800.903.8101.