In 2007, Mark Stephan suffered catastrophic injuries when his front wheel unexpectedly disengaged from his bicycle. This crash paralyzed Mark from the neck down. Since then, Mark has refused to let this horrific injury hold him back. Mark has continuously shattered all expectations, achieving such feats as climbing 103 floors to the top of the Willis Tower and cycling 3,129 miles across the southern United States.
Unfortunately, Mark now must face another major obstacle due to a defectively designed product. Mark underwent a hip replacement procedure and received a Stryker Rejuvante hip implant in 2011. Last summer, Stryker issued a voluntary worldwide recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG hip implants. Studies have shown that these implants corrode over time, which causes bits of metal to release into patients' bodies, leading to serious health complications.
Mark now faces the choice of going through painful and debilitating surgery to replace the defective implant, or leaving the implant in his body and risking potentially life-threatening health conditions.
Yesterday, HM&M filed suit against Stryker in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of Mark. All of us at [[title]] are deeply inspired by Mark and are honored to represent him.