Stryker Hit With 1st Metal Hip Implant Suit Since Recall

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A Stryker Corp. unit was hit with a lawsuit Tuesday in New Jersey by a patient alleging she was injured by its Rejuvenate metal hip replacement system, the first such claim since the company recalled the device last month, plaintiffs' attorneys said.

Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems and halted worldwide distribution of the products on July 6. The devices could fret or corrode, harming body tissue and causing pain or swelling, the company said.

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