St. Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas, California, Florida and Louisiana are the top states for Stryker hip lawsuits in federal district court, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a hip implant law firm that maintains a Stryker lawsuits website, reports that there are only about a dozen states in which no one has yet filed a Stryker lawsuit that was consolidated for pretrial efficiency into what is called a “multidistrict litigation.”
There are currently about 400 Stryker hip lawsuits in the MDL in U.S. District 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). More than a quarter of those lawsuits are from Minnesota with Illinois and Arkansas following close behind.
“Each month, the number of metal-on-metal hip implant patients filing Stryker lawsuits increases,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP, “and each month we hear from more and more people who tell us about the serious alleged harms caused by their hip implants. Given that the court only formed the MDL about six months ago, one could expect the number of lawsuits filed to potentially increase across the board.”
Claimants have alleged they have suffered from serious adverse side effects related to implantation of either the ABG II or Rejuvenate devices, including pain, discomfort, the necessity for hip implant replacement and metal poisoning, according to court documents.
Is Stryker Preparing for a Settlement?
In October 2013, Stryker announced that it was estimating the cost of litigation for the ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants could range from $700 million to as much as $1.1 billion, according to an Oct. 23 Wall Street Journal report.* Stryker recalled the metal-on-metal hip implants in July 2012.
On a related note, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics have agreed to resolve about 8,000 federal and state ASR hip lawsuits in a settlement reportedly worth at least $2.5 billion, and involving plaintiffs who underwent revision surgery, according to a Nov. 20 Reuters story.**
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the Stryker implants’ alleged side effects to visit its FAQ page to learn more about Stryker hip lawsuits and side effects, and how to contact an attorney for a free consultation.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP LLP
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