Stryker Hip Implants: Injury Cases Settled for $1.4 Billion

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm by

Whenever a defective medical device injures someone, a victim has the right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, holding it liable for putting the product in the marketplace. Photo of an operating room

Sadly, medical device defects injure and kill thousands of Americans each year. With this in mind, recently, Stryker Corp. settled a large-scale hip implant case for $1.4 billion in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court.

Thousands of people have filed lawsuits against Stryker alleging that their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stems and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems had to be surgically replaced after they corroded, which can lead to metal poisoning and other painful injuries.

It should be noted that Stryker voluntarily conducted a worldwide recall of the products in July of 2012 after complaints began to mount against the stems.

The Associated Press reported that Stryker intends to make victim payments under the terms of the settlement by the end of 2015.

How Can I Speak to an Attorney about a Defective Medical Device?

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective medical device, our Atlantic City injury lawyers can help you pursue damages from the manufacturer.

As this case shows, compensation from lawsuits involving defective drugs and medical products can be substantial. This money can be used to pay for rehabilitation and therapy, as well as pain and suffering.

Remember, by filing a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer, you are sending it a message—not to put defective products in the marketplace or harm others.

Targan & Pender, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys

Source: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2014/11/kstryer_corp_to_pay_at_least_14.html



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