Attorney Goetz said that the damages suffered by Stryker Hip Stem patients may be even greater than those suffered by Depuy ASR patients.
San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Attorney Dean Goetz states that he and John Gomez are representing Stryker patients on a national level, meaning they are willing to represent Stryker patients from any State. They are filing cases in Federal Courts and these cases will likely be consolidated for Multidistrict litigation (MDL) soon.
On May 30th, 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard Oral Arguments on the matter, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Judicial Panel will likely announce their decision, in the next 4-6 weeks, and create a MDL for federally filed Stryker cases and appoint the presiding Judge. At that point in time all the Stryker cases filed in Federal District Courts all over the U.S. will be consolidated and sent to the named Judge for further litigation and discovery. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML))
Plaintiffs in these cases allege pain, swelling, loosening of the implant, metallosis and other injuries stemming from the hip replacement device, which was recalled in July 2012 by Stryker Orthopaedics. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296) Attorney Goetz said that the damages suffered by Stryker Hip Stem patients may be even greater than those suffered by Depuy ASR patients.
Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems on July 6, 2012. Stryker stated that company data revealed the potential for their metal components to fret and corrode at the modular-neck junction.
Stryker also advised patients who had the recall Stryker Hip Stems to see their surgeon to get blood tests and MRI’s. Stryker reports that they, "have received reports of patients with mild or no symptoms that have tested positive for elevated metal ion levels or been diagnosed with adverse local tissue reaction." **
Stryker has also retained Broadspire Services Inc. to handle claims from patients who are having problems with their Hip Stems. Broadpsire is the same company that is working for Depuy on their recalled ASR XKL device, according to attorney Goetz.
Attorney Goetz advises Stryker patients to talk to an experienced hip recall lawyer, like himself or John Gomez, before dealing with Broadspire. The people who have the Stryker recall Hip Stems should know their rights before speaking to Broadspire or giving Broadspire an authorization to get all their medical records.
Find out more about your legal rights, statutes of limitations, how to file a lawsuit or claim against Stryker. If you have the Stryker recalled Hip Stems, for further information go to sandiegopersonalinjuryattorney.pro OR gomeziagmin.com or Call Dean Goetz @ 858-481-8844. Mr. Goetz is available to personally answer your questions on a confidential basis.
- Kranksy vs. Depuy and Johnson and Johnson, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case #BC456086.
** Stryker Recalled ABG II Modular and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems FAQs