New York, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
The multicounty litigation established in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court for Stryker hip lawsuits (http://www.strykerhiprecallclaims.com/) filed in the wake of the 2012 Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem recall continues to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the proceeding’s next Case Management Conference will convene on June 23, 2014. The parties have been directed to submit a proposed agenda seven days prior to the conference. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
“Our Firm is representing numerous Stryker hip recall clients whose claims are pending in this litigation. We are pleased to see the proceeding moving forward,” 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 allegedly been harmed by Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.
Stryker Hip Recall Litigation
Court documents indicate that 1,220 Stryker hip lawsuits have been filed in Bergen County Superior Court on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications due to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. The metal hip components were recalled in July 2012, after it became apparent that patients fitted with the devices were experiencing high rates of fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. Stryker hip recall plaintiffs claim that this action is responsible for a variety of disabling complications, including osteolysis, tissue necrosis, and premature failure of the artificial hip.
In addition to the Stryker hip recall claims pending in New Jersey, over 800 complaints involving similar allegations have been filed in a federal multicounty litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 244)
According to the Stryker recall notice, fretting and corrosion of the Rejuvenate and ABG II stems at the modular-neck junction can result in pain, swelling, and adverse local tissue reactions. However, because such symptoms are not always present, Stryker has advised all recipients of the recalled hip components to undergo medical screening, even if they are not experiencing any signs or symptoms of a failing hip implant.*
Individuals who were allegedly harmed by Rejuvenate or ABG II hip stems may be entitled to file their own Stryker hip lawsuit. 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.
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