Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: Dozens of New Stryker Hip Recall Claims Added to New Jersey Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs who were allegedly injured by recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.

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Even though it’s been more than two years since the Stryker hip recall, our Firm continues to hear from individuals who allegedly suffered complications due to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.

Stryker hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/stryker-rejuvenate/stryker-hip-lawsuits/) filed on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured by recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems continue to mount in the multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a new Case List issued by the Court on October 29, 2014, at least 2,148 claims have been filed in the proceeding. That represents an increase of 30 filings since the Court released its previous update on October 2nd, when 2,118 cases were reported. (Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)

“Even though it’s been more than two years since the Stryker hip recall, our Firm continues to hear from individuals who allegedly suffered complications due to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems,” 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 affected by the Stryker hip recall.

Stryker Hip Settlement Program
Stryker announced a worldwide recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems in July 2012, after the metal components were found to be vulnerable to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction.* Since then, thousands of Stryker hip lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by the metal hip components. In addition to the claims pending in New Jersey, more than 1,900 claims involving similar allegations have been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. ( In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 244).

On November 3, 2014, the Stryker hip settlement program was announced in Bergen County Superior Court, which could resolve the thousands Rejuvenate and ABG II lawsuits pending in state and federal courts. According to court documents, the global settlement program provides for gross base awards of $300,000 per failed implant, with potential deductions and enhancements based on the particulars of each case, including additional compensation for claimants who suffered complications during revision surgery and for other damages, including future surgeries caused by complications. The settlement also provides compensation for individuals who need a revision but are medically unable to undergo the surgery. Claimants may begin receiving their awards by the summer of 2015.

There is no overall cap or fixed fund for Stryker’s liability under this settlement program. According to the Associated Press, Stryker has disclosed that it will pay at least $1.43 billion to fulfill the terms of the agreement.**

Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recipients may be eligible for compensation if they experienced complications related to the Stryker hip recall. To learn more, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*http://literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf. Stryker
**abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stryker-pay-143b-settle-hip-implant-cases-26664666, Associated Press, November 3, 2014

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