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Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Causes Pseudotumors in Plaintiff

Jaimie Simon, a Florida resident, filed a new lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Broward County, Florida, on the 4th of September, 2012. The lawsuit was removed to federal court in the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiff has named Stryker Orthopedics as the defendant in this lawsuit, claiming that they produced a hip replacement system that has caused him serious complications. He is seeking Stryker hip settlements that would help cover his medical bills and other costs he has incurred as a result of his injuries.

Plaintiff claims serious injury

Simon claims in his lawsuit that he went through total hip replacement surgery on his right hip on the 12th of September, 2011, at which point he was implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate hip device. He claims that he suffered significant discomfort in the area of the implant after the surgery, but there was no loosening or other problems that might explain his symptoms. However, further investigation revealed that the patient was suffering from a pseudotumor (a pocket of swelling) as well as the potential existence of significant fluid collections around the site of the hip replacement system.

The plaintiff claims that he also suffered from heavy metal ion contamination as a result of small fragments of the metal in his hip replacement system finding their way into his bloodstream. The plaintiff had to undergo revision surgery on September 10, 2012, less than a year after his hip replacement system was initially implanted. Simon is currently undergoing inpatient rehabilitation in order to regain the use of his joint. The surgery confirmed the presence of a pseudo tumor as well as fretting and corrosion of the device.

Plaintiffs seek compensation

Stryker issued a recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip in the first week of July 2012 after it became clear that a multitude of patients were becoming affected by serious complications related to failure of their hip replacement device. Simon, like a number of other patients affected by the hip replacement systems, is bringing counts of negligence, breach of warranties, failure to warn, and design and manufacturing defect against Stryker Orthopedics.

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