FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, a national consumer safety law firm specializing in dangerous pharmaceutical litigation -- www.dangerousproductslawfirm.com -- has filed the first complaint in Florida against Stryker's Rejuvenate ® hip replacement system.
According to Walter Kelley, a product liability attorney at Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, "This is the first suit for damages in Broward County, against Homedica Osteonics Corporation and Orthopedic Solutions, Inc. for damages relating to Defendants' development, assembling, manufacture, packaging, labeling, preparing, distribution, marketing, supplying and/or selling a defective product under the name "Rejuvenate® System," by Stryker Corporation.
"The Stryker Rejuvenate System allows surgeons to customize femoral version, offset, and limb length to suit each patient's unique build," Attorney Kelley continued. "This dual modularity, along with the fact that the majority of the Stryker hips are composed of plastic-on-ceramic, led Stryker to claim that these models were superior to other metal-on-metal hips which have come under fire for a high failure rate. However, the neck/stem joint on the Rejuvenate hips is still metal-on-metal, and friction between these parts can lead to corrosion and fretting, causing small particles of metal to be released into the patient's blood stream."
Attorney Kelley added, "Stryker acknowledges that, as a result of design flaws with the Rejuvenate hip replacements, recipients of these hip devices may experience 'excessive metal debris and/or ion generation,' leading to 'possible Adverse Local Tissue Reaction (ALTR), inflammation, and immunological responses spurring metallosis, necrosis, and/or pain.'"
Walter Kelley is the managing partner of Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC's Boston, Massachusetts office. His law firm is helping patients across the United States with Stryker hip claims and settlements. For more information about Stryker Rejuvenate Modular hip System recall litigation, contact Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky at www.dangerousproductslawfirm.com.