Major hip implant manufacturer, Stryker Corp., has settled thousands of lawsuits that stemmed from defective hip implants they manufactured and recalled in 2012.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip implants were recalled years ago after the company warned physicians that some patients could experience adverse reactions to the metal-on-metal implants. Approximately 20,000 people had received Stryker hip implants by the time the recall was announced.
The settlement will cover thousands of claims in New Jersey and Minnesota. Under the global settlement, victims that received a Rejuvenate or ABG II hip system and underwent revision surgery by Nov. 3 will qualify for a base payment. The base payment is $300,000, but could be adjusted based on each individuals circumstances including medical complications and the need for multiple revision surgeries. According to the settlement, patients who underwent revision surgeries to remove devices from both legs will receive double payment.
The Stryker settlement is one of the highest amounts paid in the past year by an implant manufacturer in the past year. The deadline for eligible patients to submit a claim is March 2, 2015.
Have you or someone you love suffered medical complications after being fitted with a Stryker hip implant? A Cincinnati personal injury attorney at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can help you determine what your legal options are and if you may be eligible to file a claim.