New Case Management Order Issued for New Jersey Stryker Hip Litigation, Notes Hissey Kientz, LLP

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The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is currently offering free Stryker recall lawsuit evaluations to individuals who allege they sustained injuries from Stryker ABG II or Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacements.

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The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP reports that a Case Management Order was issued on August 13th in the Stryker hip recall Multicounty Litigation currently underway in New Jersey Superior Court. The Order designated 10 Stryker hip replacement lawsuits for early mediation, directing that a formal mediation session be held before December 15, 2013.*

According to court documents, more than 300 hip lawsuits have been filed by recipients of Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements in the New Jersey litigation. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)

Court documents also indicate that at least 198 Stryker hip replacement lawsuits have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)

Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems in July 2012 after the hip implants were allegedly linked to serious complications including fretting, corrosion, metallosis, hip dislocation and fractures.**

Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements include metal neck and stem components that can allegedly grind together over time, causing metal debris to flake off of the implant. According to a February 28, 2012 article from the British Medical Journal, metal debris can release toxic levels of chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream, leading to metal poisoning.

Patients who have experienced metal poisoning, fractures, or hip implant dislocation from a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip replacement system may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free Stryker hip recall lawsuit consultation, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.

*http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/mass-tort/abgstryker/cmo8.pdf
**http://www.stryker.com/en-us/products/Orthopaedics/modularneckstems/index.htm

About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com) represents individuals affected by Stryker hip replacement failure, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacements, GranuFlo dialysis concentrate and other defective drugs and medical devices.

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