Stryker recently agreed to a $1.4 billion settlement for claims by people
who were injured by a Stryker hip device. You must file a claim to receive
a potential jury award or settlement.
Researchers link metal hip implant components to widespread, debilitating injuries around the globe. People who filed lawsuits claim they suffered injuries such as tissue and organ damage, inflammation and metal poisoning as a result of several devices from leading manufacturers, including Stryker Corporation. In 2012, the company recalled its popular Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. But thousands of people who received the devices had already suffered severe injuries, which led to thousands of lawsuits.
In November 2014, Stryker agreed to settle a several thousand of those
claims related to both devices for $1.43 billion. The settlement for each
claimant is expected to be about $300,000, although some cases will receive
less if the claimant is deceased and some will receive more money if they
required extraordinary medical help.
This settlement encompasses all claimants who had revision surgery before Nov. 3, 2014. Additional settlement terms may be negotiated for additional claims after this date, and Stryker did not report on how many claims will fall under the November settlement. The first payouts should roll out in the summer of 2015.
Meanwhile, more people who suffered injuries linked to the devices may still be eligible to file legal claims. An experienced attorney can explain the process and help determine if you’re eligible to file a claim.