In 2012, Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants. Patients have reported serious complications and device failure associated with these hip implants. The design of the Rejuvenate and ABG II devices includes modular neck-stems featuring two metal pieces that fit inside each other. It has been found that the metal can flake off or corrode from the friction created within the joint. The debris from these hip implants can cause serious injuries involving swelling, pain, and infections.
Injured patients have filed more than 100 lawsuits in 16 United States District Courts against Stryker alleging the manufacturer failed to warn them of the risks of these devices. These lawsuits have now been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States District Court of Minnesota. The creation of the MDL allows the parties on both sides to conserve resources and can also help provide consistent court rulings.
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