(PRWEB) October 04, 2013
By Oct. 15 two Stryker hip lawsuits are to be selected for mediation proceedings in New Jersey Superior Court, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which maintains a Stryker hip lawsuit informational website at http://www.stryker-lawsuit.com, notes that lawsuits are growing in both federal and state courts.
The parties have 60 days to engage in formal mediation once the cases are selected, according to court documents (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation; MCL-296, Bergen County Superior Court).* There are currently about 600 lawsuits pending in the New Jersey consolidation.
“For some Stryker lawsuits, mediation was determined to be the ideal method of resolution,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Not every case is destined for a trial, even if every plaintiff is entitled to one. There are instances where alternative dispute resolution is the better option.”
Metal poisoning is among the most frequently alleged side effects of metal-on-metal hip implants such as the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.** Also called “metallosis,” metal poisoning occurs when metal debris from the friction among the implant’s metal components sheds into and accumulates in a patient’s bloodstream.
In June 2013, about 300 Stryker hip lawsuits were consolidated in federal court in Minnesota, according to court documents (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2441, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota). The cases, as with those in New Jersey, were consolidated in either jurisdiction to make pretrial proceedings more efficient.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP represents clients nationally in metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits. RLG encourages those who believe they have suffered from the alleged adverse side effects to visit the firm’s FAQ page to quickly learn more about side effects and how to go about filing a lawsuit.
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