Stryker Corporation agreed earlier this month to pay $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by patients who had surgery after their hip implants caused medical problems. The suits arose from Stryker’s decision in 2012 to recall their Rejuvenate and ABG II metal hip implants. The settlement provides a base payment of approximately $300,000 to patients who had surgery after their Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implants failed.
After the recall, thousands of people filed lawsuits against Stryker. The lawsuits alleged that Stryker’s two hip implants were defectively designed. These are often called products liability lawsuits. In some cases, the patients had additional injuries when they had their corrective hip implant surgeries because the Stryker implants had to be removed from the femur. The federal lawsuits were consolidated in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota in 2013. Also in 2013, lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court were consolidated as well.
Patients who suffer certain medical problems related to the recalled implants over the next two years may be eligible for compensation as well. These medical problems include: (1) revision surgery; (2) additional surgeries; (3) heart attack; (4) infection; (5) foot drop; (6) pulmonary embolism (PE) and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT); (7) dislocation; (8) stroke; (9) death; and (10) lost wages.
If you or a loved one suffered complications with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II metal hip implant, you may be able to take part in this settlement and receive compensation. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation. You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.