WEST PALM BEACH, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
The Stryker Corporation voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in 2012 for the “potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction.” The recall came too late for hundreds of patients implanted with the Rejuvenate and ABG II with metal-on-metal injuries from where the metal modular meets the metal neck of the device. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II multicounty litigation in New Jersey is showing signs of moving forward with settlements including mediation. (Case number: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation; MCL-296, Bergen County Superior Court, New Jersey)
Experienced trial attorney, Joseph A. Osborne of Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne, & Le Clainche has been following the Stryker multi-district litigation (MDL) closely. Having built a solid reputation for his work on medical device cases, Osborne was appointed the leadership structure of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the nationwide case against Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices.
“MDL centralization places all actions in a given docket before a single judge who can formulate a pretrial program that streamlines discovery. This ensures the pretrial proceedings will be conducted in a manner leading to the just and expeditious resolution of all actions to the overall benefit of the parties,” stated Osborne.
Patients implanted with defective Stryker hip devices may be suffering with life-altering consequences or they may not know they have legal recourse against the device manufacturer. Osborne stresses that if a patient has been injured as a result of hip replacement surgery, their best defense is to speak to a knowledgeable Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Lawyers to about their rights and options.
About Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne and Le Clainche
Since 1965, Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne and Le Clainche, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida has been seeking justice for its clients in personal injury cases against people and businesses whose negligent behavior has caused serious injury. To find out more about how Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne and Le Clainche can help, visit http://www.babbitt-johnson.com or call (888) 666-0523.