Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims related to its allegedly defective hip implant devices. During 2012, the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker recalled its ABG II and Rejuvenate devices. The medical equipment and device company faces about 1,800 hip implant lawsuits that have been consolidated in Minnesota federal court. Stryker also faces 2,100 hip device claims in a multidistrict litigation in New Jersey. Victims allege that Stryker hip replacement devices cause high levels of metal debris in their blood.
Product liability attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are currently accepting claims related to Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck and Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip implant devices. If you or someone you love suffered pain, swelling, or high levels of metal in their blood and had to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem, please contact our team of experienced legal professionals today at 202-682-5800 or by filling out our contact form. Because strict time deadlines for filing a claim apply, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience.
During 2013, global pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson resolved hip replacement lawsuits over its ASR metal-on-metal hip device by agreeing to pay at least $2.5 billion. The settlement agreement compensated approximately 8,000 patients who were forced to undergo revision surgery because of the allegedly flawed design of Johnson & Johnson’s hip implant product.
The MDL before U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank in St. Paul, Minnesota is In Re Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 13-MDL-2441, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (St. Paul). The MDL in New Jersey state court is In Re Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Modular Hip Implant Litigation, Case No. 296 BER-L-936-13, Bergen County Superior Court (Hackensack).