The deadline to enroll in the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement was extended to April 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.
This $1.4 billion settlement will cover thousands of claims in New Jersey and Minnesota. It is expected to result in a base payment of $300,000 for individuals who received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implant and underwent revision surgery before November 3, 2014.
Stryker Hip Implant Settlement Details
Patients who had one hip implanted and removed prior to November 3, are eligible for $300,000 per hip that required revision surgery. In select cases, patients with more serious injuries or required multiple surgeries may receive more than the base amount.
Patients who did not undergo revision surgery will be entitled to file an independent personal injury lawsuit, due to defects which cause pain, illness, or require corrective surgeries in the future.
There are currently about 5,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip lawsuits filed in state and federal courts nationwide; before the recall was issued, approximately 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II implants were sold.
The Stryker hip recall lawsuit is the result of the hip devices corroding at the modular-neck joint and releasing toxic metal particles within the body. As the body attempts to fight the foreign toxic metal material, a medical condition known as metallosis starts to occur.
When this happens, permanent muscle and bone destruction appears as a side-effect with irreversible consequences.
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Have you or someone you love suffered medical complications after being fitted with a Stryker hip implant? The personal injury lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can help you determine what your legal options are and if you may be eligible to file a claim.