Stryker hip implants have been linked to many severe side effects and complications, including impaired kidney function, metal poisoning and cognitive issues. This has led to thousands of lawsuits against Stryker Corporation alleging many different types of negligence.
Anyone who suffered an injury from a Stryker hip implant may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages. The defective medical device lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl can manage every aspect of your case, aggressively pursuing fair compensation. We understand how devastating it can be to suffer an injury from a defective medical device. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience pursuing compensation for personal injury victims.
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By 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been receiving reports about two of Stryker's hip replacement products for nearly seven years. These reports alleged that patients who were implanted with Rejuvenate and ABG II implants suffered metal poisoning and had to get revision surgery to correct problems.
This led to the Stryker Corporation issuing a product field action correction in May of that year, which was updated to a recall in July of that year. The product recall noted two main problems with components of the ABGII and Rejuvenate models:
Shortly after initiating this recall, the Stryker Corporation announced that it would reimburse patients for testing, treatment and revision surgery related to these defective implants. However, Stryker did not say if patients will be reimbursed for things like pain and suffering, discomfort, or lost wages caused by problems with the implants.
Stryker issued another recall in 2016 for approximately 42,000 LFIT V40 femoral heads because of various problems, including:
These and other issues with the femoral heads can cause a variety of severe problems for patients, according to the recall notice:
Other injuries and medical problems associated with Stryker hip implants include:
Stryker recalls have caused thousands of patients to file lawsuits against Stryker seeking compensation for injuries caused by these devices. Contact a defective medical device attorney at our firm for a free consultation. We may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
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Stryker Corporation has had to deal with thousands of lawsuits over a variety of hip replacement products, including:
These Stryker hip implant lawsuits claim that the manufacturer was negligent in the following ways with these products:
In 2013, more than 2,000 lawsuits over the Rejuvenate and ABG II products were consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in a Minnesota federal court. However, none of the cases went to trial because a settlement was announced in December 2014.
The total value of the settlement was $1.425 billion, and individual claimants were supposed to receive a settlement of at least $300,000. This resolved almost all of the cases in the MDL. Approximately 3,000 other people had filed lawsuits over the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants. These cases were not included in the MDL.
In 2016, Stryker expanded the settlement so it included 2,600 Stryker hip implant lawsuits that had been filed in a state court in New Jersey. The settlement was also expanded to include claims filed by anyone who needed revision surgery for an implant that was received on Dec. 19, 2016 or earlier. This raised the total value of the settlement to more than $2 billion.
The settlement allowed victims to opt out and pursue individual cases against Stryker to try to obtain more compensation than is available in the settlement. The deadline for applying for a settlement was March 2017. The Stryker Corporation announced it planned to send out all payments before the end of 2017.
The company still faces more than 1,800 lawsuits over ABG II and Rejuvenate implants, along with more than a hundred lawsuits in an MDL in Massachusetts federal court. The first trial in this MDL is scheduled to begin in September 2019.
Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl for a free legal consultation to determine if you can join one of these pending litigations or file an individual Stryker hip implant lawsuit.
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Obtaining a hip replacement can help people deal with a variety of medical issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, tumors and damage to the hip. Unfortunately, many people implanted with Stryker hip replacement products are dealing with severe injuries that could affect them for a long time.
The manufacturer should be held accountable for putting these dangerous products out on the market. Our attorneys can also pursue compensation for medical expenses created by revision surgery and other damages you have suffered.
Our defective medical device lawyers can manage every aspect of your Stryker hip implant lawsuit, fighting for your best interests every step of the way.
Your consultation with our experienced attorneys is free of charge and there are no fees or costs unless you receive the compensation you deserve.
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