Our Firm is representing numerous individuals who were allegedly harmed by devices included the 2012 Stryker hip recall, and we continue to receive inquiries from others who claim to have experienced similar complications.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Stryker hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/stryker-rejuvenate/stryker-hip-lawsuits/) involving recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems have surpassed 4,400 filings, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the newest reports recently released in the pending state and federal litigations. According to an Updated Docket Report issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on January 15th, 2,271 claims have been filed in the federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 244) Court documents indicate that an additional 2.160 complaints have also been filed in the multicounty litigation underway in Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently filing claims. (In Re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
Stryker Hip Recall
The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012, after the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were found to be vulnerable to fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. According to Stryker, this may cause recipients to experience adverse local tissue reactions, pain and swelling. The company has recommended that all Rejuvenate and ABG II recipients undergo medical testing and imaging screening to ensure their device is performing as intended, even if they have not experienced any symptoms that would suggest otherwise.*
On November 3, 2014, the Stryker hip settlement program was announced in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. Court documents indicate that the settlement could resolve the claims pending in New Jersey, as well as those that have been filed in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in Minnesota. 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 who are medically unable to undergo the surgery.
According to court records, Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs who wish to accept the terms of the settlement program must enroll between January 15, 2015 and March 2, 2015. Claimants may begin receiving their awards by the summer of 2015.
Individuals who allegedly suffered painful and debilitating complications due to Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Stryker hip lawsuit, and to arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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