We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward. Our firm continues to receive inquiries from Stryker hip replacement recipients who suffered debilitating complications, allegedly due to the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
The Stryker hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP note that a Case Management Conference has been scheduled for May 15th in a consolidated litigation established in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court for claims stemming from the recent recall of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. Court documents indicate that at least 145 Stryker hip replacement lawsuits are currently pending in the New Jersey litigation. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
“We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward. Our firm continues to receive inquiries from Stryker hip replacement recipients who suffered debilitating complications, allegedly due to the 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’s Stryker hip lawyers are actively filing claims in the New Jersey litigation, and continue to offer free legal evaluations to individuals affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip recall.
Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were recalled in July 2012, after data indicated the metal components were prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. Stryker has warned that this occurrence may cause pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions in patients fitted with the recalled hip stems. The company has further advised recipients of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems to undergo blood tests for elevated metal ion levels and cross sectional imaging to ensure the components are functioning properly, even in the absence of symptoms. *
Stryker has also retained a third-party claims administrator, Broadspire Services, Inc., to help address patients’ out-of-pocket costs relating to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.** Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to advise patients that they should consult a Stryker hip lawyer before they begin a Broadspire claim, as any information they disclose in during this process could be used as evidence in any lawsuit they might file.
In addition to the litigation proceeding in New Jersey state court, plaintiffs in Stryker hip replacement lawsuits have also petitioned the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer all federally-filed claims to a single federal court for pretrial proceedings. Court documents indicate that some 30 Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits are already pending in 17 federal districts. Oral Arguments on the matter have been scheduled for May 30th. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML))
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free legal evaluations to Individuals who have suffered hip implant failures, metal poisoning, pain, or revision surgery allegedly due to the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II components. A wealth of information about filing a Stryker hip lawsuit is available at the Firm’s website. Free legal evaluations can be obtained by calling a Stryker hip lawyer at 877-779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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