Hip replacement surgery is a very serious decision. Generally after suffering from arthritic hips, or other joint problems that can be very painful, thousands of people feel their only alternative is surgery to make them better. After carefully choosing a doctor who will perform the surgery, the patient is in the hospital, maybe for days, and then faces months of physical therapy, all in the hopes of a pain-free life that will allow them once again to do the things they once did pain-free. In thousands of cases, though, they do not get better and, in fact, they get worse. After trying to figure out what went wrong, in many instances it comes down to a faulty hip device that was implanted in them. Stryker Orthopedics manufactured several hip replacement devices, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and the ABG II modular hip devices, that have been recalled on July 6, 2012, for their faulty design that leads to severe and sometimes crippling pain. For many, more surgeries are required in an attempt to correct the problem. These revision surgeries to remove and replace the defective Rejuvenate and ABG II devices can be very dangerous. Doctors have found that the metal-on-metal devices constantly rub against one another that causes shards of the metal to crack or flake off, releasing dangerous metal into the bloodstream of the patient and causing premature failure of the device while wearing away surrounding tissue and even bone death. All of this while the patient is forced to endure extreme pain. Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer for its failure to warn of these problems while Stryker instead was calling them safe. Approximately 20,000 devices have been recalled from 2009-2012 until Stryker acknowledged its awareness of the problems. Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, represents a number of people who have been victim to these faulty hip devices. In a two-minute video, he explains the problems and what a patient can do who seeks justice for the wrong. As Mr. Clifford explains, if you think you have been harmed by one of these, or other hip replacement devices, call Clifford Law Offices to find out your rights. 312-899-9090 or click here to fill out a form and someone will contact you.