Boca Raton Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyer
You may be entitled to compensation under a $1 billion settlement reached on November 3, 2014, in the mass tort related to Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. Under the settlement, Stryker is awarding certain patients reimbursement for testing, treatment and revision surgery, as well as “other costs” related to the recalled hip stems.
When Stryker voluntarily recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems in July 2012, it was in response to a multitude of lawsuits filed by people who had suffered serious health problems or had to undergo revision surgery as a result of being implanted with the defective hip stems. Finally, in November of 2014, a $1 billion settlement agreement was reached. If you qualify, you may be eligible for a base award of $300,000. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, please call a Boca Raton Stryker hip replacement lawyer today.
Hip Implant Recalls
Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems in 2012, after receiving a rising number of adverse event reports related to the devices. Most of these defective product lawsuits alleged problems related to corrosion or fretting of the metal components of the modular-neck stems. These defects have led to the following injuries in thousands of patients:
- Tissue damage
Metal-on-metal hip implants used to be the gold standard of hip replacement surgery, accounting for 1 in 3 devices used in about 250,000 annual procedures, according to a New York Times article from 2014. Surgeons now favor hip implant parts made of a combination of materials, including plastic, so that corrosion and fretting can be avoided.
Metal components create problems when they rub together, releasing microscopic fragments of metal into the patient’s body. The presence of these metal fragments can damage your tissue, muscles and bones, leading to metallosis, tissue death and the need for revision surgery making it important that a Stryker hip replacement lawyer in Boca Raton.
In the face of thousands of lawsuits filed by people who had received defective hip replacement parts and had to undergo surgical revision, Stryker announced in November 2014 that it had reached a $1 billion settlement. The settlement covers people who received Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stems and who underwent surgery to have these hip implants replaced.
Under the settlement, Stryker is providing compensation for people who have been financially impacted by the need for tests, treatment and revision surgery related to the defective hip implant devices.
How Our Experienced Attorneys Can Fight For You
Our experienced Boca Raton Stryker hip replacement attorneys can review your claim for free to determine if you are eligible for payment. We fight aggressively and tirelessly to recover compensation on your behalf, for things such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The decision for how much you can receive under the settlement is in the hands of Stryker Orthopaedics. You need a skilled advocate on your side who will not back down to a powerful opponent. Our Stryker hip replacement lawyers in Boca Raton have your best interest at heart and will work to demonstrate all of the ways the defective hip stem has affected your life. We will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.