Those patients who received these defective hip implants have suffered enough, with symptoms ranging from unbearable pain, tissue death to bone deterioration...many victims may at last find some relief.
Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
Victims who have suffered from defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implants can rest easier, now that the courts have approved a proposed global settlement. The settlement proposal includes a base award amount of $300,000 to each claimant who has undergone revision surgery on or before to Nov. 2, 2014, and who meet several other criteria. (2)
The Master Settlement Agreement was recently executed by members of both the New Jersey and federal multi-district litigation teams. On Nov. 3, Stryker executed the agreement before Judge Brian Martinotti in Bergen County, N.J. court, at the same time as the settlement was announced before Judge Donovan Frank in Minneapolis, who oversees the nationwide litigation. (1)
“Those who received these defective hip implants have suffered enough, with symptoms ranging from unbearable pain to tissue death to bone deterioration,” said Mike McGartland of The McGartland Law Firm, member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the national litigation effort in Minnesota. “With this settlement, many victims may at last find some relief.”
What Was The Trouble with ABG II and Rejuvenate Hip Implants?
The friction of its metal parts can lead to, according to Stryker (3), “…a potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction which may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.” These reactions may include:
o Unbearable Pain
o Necrosis (tissue death)
o Metallosis (buildup of metal debris in the blood)
o Bone deterioration
o Metal toxicity
These products suffered from a very high early failure rate, working directly against their original marketed design as a more ideal long-lasting product for younger patients. The patients affected by this defective hip implant required revision surgery to not only replace the defective device but to also cease any additional harm that the hip implant was causing them.
If you think you have a Stryker hip system, you may be eligible to take part in the settlement. Contact The McGartland Law Firm, and we can immediately assist you and discuss your legal options.
About The McGartland Law Firm:
The McGartland Law Firm is a nationally recognized personal injury litigation law firm representing individuals who have been injured by others. We represent people. Our law firm has a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive, high quality representation. Our Attorneys are specialists in their field of practice, providing the very best possible counsel for our clients in cases involving defective medical devices and defective pharmaceutical drugs. For more information, contact us today at 866-832-9300 or visit our website at http://mcgartland.com/.
McGartland Law Firm, PLLC
Attorney: Michael McGartland
1300 South University Dr., Suite 500
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 866-832-9300 / 817-332-9300
Watch the McGartland Law Firm Informational Video On Defective Stryker Hip Implant Injuries on YouTube:
Stryker Hip Implant Recall Video
(1) IN RE: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - CASE 0:13-md-02441-DWF-FLN Document 535 Filed 11/03/14Information accessed via https://ecf.mnd.uscourts.gov/doc1/10115406004?caseid=132332&de_seq_num=12053&magic_num=35833681
(2) ABC News - Stryker to Pay $1.43B to Settle Hip Implant Cases - Information Acquired at - http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stryker-pay-143b-settle-hip-implant-cases-26664666
(3) DrugWatch.com - Stryker Corp. and Stryker Orthopaedics - Accessed on 10/22/2014 at http://www.drugwatch.com/manufacturer/stryker-orthopaedics/