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.
People who suffered injuries linked to the devices may still be eligible to file legal claims. The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC can explain the process and help determine if you’re eligible to file a claim.
Although each case is unique, the plaintiffs share similar claims. They allege, among other claims, that Stryker was negligent in designing the devices and testing their safety. They also claim that Stryker failed to warn about the devices’ dangers and even concealed information about the risks of serious injury and death.
The law allows people who have been harmed because of a manufacturer’s negligence to recover a wide range of damages. Plaintiffs in Stryker hip lawsuits seek compensatory damages such as reimbursement of lost wages and the costs of revision surgery and other medical expenses. Plaintiffs who still have the devices implanted in their bodies have also requested medical monitoring so they can detect any adverse effects early.