Stryker Hip Lawsuits Progress in New Jersey, As Court Prepares to Move Forward with Additional Mediation

The Firm is representing numerous individuals who suffered complications allegedly related to the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems.

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Our Firm is actively filing lawsuits in this proceeding on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered complications related to the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

Stryker hip lawsuits (http://www.strykerhiprecallclaims.com/) filed on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured by Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems continue to move forward in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated March 14, 2014, the parties have reached an agreement on a panel of five third-party mediators to oversee the proceeding’s ongoing mediation efforts. The Order stipulates that the parties have the right to add a sixth mediator, and if necessary, to expand the panel with the Court’s permission. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)

“Our Firm is actively filing lawsuits in this proceeding on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered complications related to the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. We are pleased to see that cases are moving forward around the country,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who have suffered serious complications, allegedly related to the Stryker recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.

Stryker Hip Recall
Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were recalled in July 2012, after the metal hip components were found to be prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck stem. Stryker has recommended patients who received these hip stems undergo medical screening to ensure their hip stems are functioning properly, even if they have not experienced any symptoms related to a failing hip implant.*

Since the Stryker hip recall was announced, court documents indicate that hundreds of product liability claims have been filed in courts around the country. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing a number of clients in a multicounty litigation under New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where nearly 800 claims have been filed. According to court documents, a small number of the Stryker hip lawsuits filed in the litigation have been selected for early mediation. A number of cases chosen for the first phase of early mediation have been resolved, and Phase II of the process will soon get underway.

In addition to the complaints that have been filed in New Jersey, more than 600 Stryker hip lawsuits are pending in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. According to an Order issued last week, the proceeding’s first bellwether trial could begin in the summer of 2015. The parties have been directed to meet and begin the process of selecting cases for those trials. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)

Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recipients who suffered complications related to the Stryker hip recall may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about the Stryker hip recall, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no-obligation case review.

*literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf

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