Considering that thousands of these implants were sold prior to the Stryker hip recall, it’s not surprising that 10 claims have already been filed in New Jersey.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Plaintiffs in Stryker hip recall lawsuits are seeking Multicounty Litigation designation for all Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Notice posted online at the New Jersey Mass Torts Information Center, Plaintiffs have requested that all Stryker hip recall lawsuits filed in the state be assigned to Judge Brian Martinotti in Bergen County. *
According to the Application for a Multicounty Litigation filed with the Court, 10 Stryker hip recall lawsuits are currently pending in New Jersey Superior Court, and more claims are expected. The Acting Administrator of the Courts is accepting comments or objections to the request until November 30th.
“Considering that thousands of these implants were sold prior to the Stryker hip recall, it’s not surprising that 10 claims have already been filed in New Jersey, home to Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, manufacturer of Stryker hip implants. We are certainly expecting more filings in the weeks and months to come,” said Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm that represents the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including Stryker hip implants. The firm continues to investigate Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits on behalf of individuals who experienced premature failure of their hip implant, metallosis, or other injuries allegedly caused by one of these devices.
Stryker Rejuvenate Recall
On July 6, 2012, Stryker issued a recall of its Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Stems due to a potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. According to the Stryker hip recall notice, patients with the Rejuvenate or AGB II hip implant components may develop adverse local tissue reactions that could manifest with symptoms of pain and/or swelling. Some 20,000 of the affected implants had been sold prior to the Stryker hip recall, the company said.**
Individuals who have suffered hip implant failures, metal poisoning, pain, or revision surgery allegedly due to the Rejuvenate and AGB II components may be entitled to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit seeking compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate recall is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s Stryker hip recall website. Free lawsuit evaluations can be obtained by calling 877-779-1414.
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