(PRWEB) August 28, 2014
Many individuals implanted with recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II metal on metal hips are dealing with Broadspire, a third party claims Administration Company. Stryker hired Broadspire in order to process hip reimbursement claims from patients with recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II hips. Attorneys at Kershaw|Talley recently launched a Broadspire Resource Center, highlighting information on how to communicate with Broadspire and suggestions for patients’ legal and medical next course of action.
Stryker Orthopedics, a Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, initiated a recall of approximately 25,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hips in June 2012. The recall was precipitated as a result of numerous reports detailing the possibility of adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) secondary to fretting and corrosion from the metal on metal hips. Patients suffering side effects from the hips are likely to undergo costly surgeries and revisions as well as subsequent follow up care. As a result, Broadspire provides certain reimbursement to patients who may incur out of pocket expenses from their recalled hip.
Kershaw|Talley created the new Broadspire Resource Center, which exclusively provides information regarding Broadspire. Bill Kershaw and Stuart Talley, partners at Kershaw|Talley, are concerned with the misinformation clients and individuals may have regarding Broadspire. According to Mr. Talley, “Many people do not know that Broadspire works for Stryker and not for the individuals, and that any information you share with Broadspire could be used against you in later proceedings.”
The resource center serves as a venue where individuals can obtain the necessary information via videos and content about the legal issues and risks of dealing with Broadspire. Such information includes the details of what Broadspire will and will not cover as well as commonly asked questions and respective answers. Mr. Talley states, “These new resource centers provide easy access to information that may otherwise be difficult to ascertain, our recommendations on how to deal with Broadspire, and why there is an essential need to hire an attorney to protect your rights.”
Mr. Talley’s most recent video, “Broadspire Called: Should I Hire a Lawyer?” details present client experiences with Broadspire and discusses the importance of retaining an attorney. Kershaw|Talley has a specific team who helps submit claims to Broadspire on behalf of hundreds of their clients, and process their claims expeditiously. Clients are also provided a team representative who is available by phone and email if they have questions about the Broadspire process. In addition, attorneys at Kershaw|Talley provide this service at no cost to the client.
Kershaw|Talley is a Sacramento-based firm representing individuals nationwide in defective medical device cases. The firm generates hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients and the classes they represent. Individuals impacted by Stryker’s hip systems are entitled to compensation for wage losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For a free case evaluation, and more information about the status of the case, feel free to call Bill Kershaw or Stuart Talley directly at (916) 448-9800.
*United States District Court District of Minnesota (MDL No. 13-2441)