New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Recently updated court records indicate that there are now about 400 Stryker hip injury claims recently consolidated in federal court in Minnesota. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which represents clients in Stryker hip injury claims, discusses the impact of the increase.
The Stryker lawsuits involve two of the company’s metal-on-metal hip implant products, the Rejuvenate and the ABG II, both recalled in 2012. Claims against Stryker range from metal poisoning to device failure, 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about metal-on-metal hip implants that supports claimants’ allegations.*
The news about the increase in cases follows Stryker’s announcement that it will set aside between $700 million and more than $1 billion for metal-on-metal hip-related litigation, according to an Oct. 23 Wall Street Journal report.** Stryker recalled the metal-on-metal hip implants in July 2012.
“Those implanted with metal-on-metal hips are filing lawsuits because they believe their implants have harmed them,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “The federal consolidation was formed about six months ago because of the constant increase in the number of cases. When there are many lawsuits with common claims they are consolidated to make the pretrial proceedings efficient and cost-effective.”
Rottenstein said that Stryker hip injury claims are part of a larger problem with metal-on-metal hip implants.
“If you look at courts around the nation, there are thousands of lawsuits involving products similar to those made by Stryker, including DePuy’s recalled ASR, over which plaintiffs are making claims similar to Stryker plaintiffs,” she said. “It is also important to note that Stryker is not the only hip implant firm to set aside funds for litigation costs. DePuy has agreed recently to settle about 8,000 ASR lawsuits in federal and state court for more than $2 billion.”
(In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2197, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio)
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.
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