Stryker Metal Lawsuit Agreement To Pay Patients For Recalled Hip Implants, Says Attorney Douglas
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Stryker Metal lawsuit agreement to pay over $1B to almost 4000 patients for recalled hip implants, which can release metal into the body causing health problems.
North Little Rock, AR (PRUnderground) November 28th, 2014
Stryker Metal lawsuit agreement. It has been reported that a base payout of $300,000 will be paid to each person who developed complications and had to undergo revision surgery on or before Nov. 3, 2014, for Stryker defective hip implants. The settlement was reached on Nov. 3 by Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker.
Stryker, the parent company, recalled the defective Rejuvenate and AGB ll modular neck stem hip systems in the summer of 2012.
Removal of the defective implant was required by many patients. The metal components of the Striker Rejuvenate and AGB II modular neck stem hip system can cause fretting and corrosion releasing metallic particles of cobalt and chromium around the hip joint which can then enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. Some patients experienced metal poisoning (metallosis) and others had dead tissue accumulation around their hip, which caused severe pain.
The notable settlement was exceptionally quick according to many observers.
This settlement agreement was made by parent company Stryker, before any cases made it to trial. The company probably settled early because earlier trial verdicts cost millions to another hip implant company, Johnson & Johnson, for their DePuy ASR hip implant devices. Since then, J&J have paid billions to settle related claims involving revision surgeries. Thousands of suits are still faced by Johnson & Johnson for the ASR and another implant, called the Pinnacle, for claims where the defective hips have not yet been revised.
Other hip implant manufacturers, who also face device litigation, include Biomet (M2a Magnum), Wright Medical (Conserve) and Zimmer (Durom Cup).
Registration is required to enroll in the Stryker settlement program. The deadline for registration of your claim with the Claims Administrator is Dec. 14, 2014. MDL and MCL Courts have issued registration orders directing all attorneys to register their claims. These would include unfiled claims and filed lawsuits, pro se plaintiffs and unrepresented claimants, whether the hip is revised or unrevised.
Deadline for registration is December 14, 2014, if you choose to enroll as part of the separate enrollment process coming in January 2015.
The Law Offices of Lisa Douglas is dedicated to helping all patients who have suffered from defective hip replacement devices, especially those who undergone the revision surgery. Please contact us for further information, as the deadlines are fast approaching. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the settlement process. Lisa Douglas, voted Best Attorney from 2009-2014 in the Stephens Media Poll, is also a Registered Nurse for 24 years; Bob Davidson is a Trial Attorney with 30 years of experience litigating product liability cases. He is also a licensed Pharmacist and former pharmacy professor at two colleges of pharmacy.
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