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Settlement Agreements Reached in Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Suits

Eight out of nine Stryker hip lawsuits have been settled so far during the court-ordered mediation process, according to reports.

Early mediation in Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits has resulted in several settlement agreements being reached to resolve complaints brought by patients who experienced problems with the recalled medical devices. According to an order issued last week in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County, where close to 800 Stryker hip implant lawsuits are currently pending, the parties have resolved eight out of the first nine cases to reach the court-ordered mediation phase. If you received a defective metal-on-metal hip implant and you have since required revision surgery to remove or replace the device, contact a defective hip implant attorney today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a hip implant lawsuit against the manufacturing company, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.

Hip Implant Recalls, Injury Lawsuits

Stryker currently faces an estimated 1,500 Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits filed in state and federal courts throughout the country, all of which involve similar allegations that defects in the artificial hip’s modular design caused the implant to loosen and fail within just a few years of being implanted. As a result of health concerns linked to the devices, a Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012 and affected approximately 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II implants with similar metal-on-metal designs. Although a typical artificial hip implant is expected to last 15 to 20 years, the Stryker Rejuvenate recall was issued less than two years after the hip replacement system was introduced, due to a higher-than-expected rate of failure.

 

 

Side Effects of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Unlike traditional hip implants, which are designed with a single femoral component, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II devices feature a modular system that includes two pieces that fit inside one another so the length of the femoral component can be customized for each individual patient. However, the chromium and cobalt design of the Stryker hips and similar metal-on-metal implants has been tied to an increased risk of serious side effects, many of which are associated with the devices shedding microscopic metal debris during normal wear and tear. According to reports, these metal particles can lead to severe complications like tissue damage, pain, loosening of the implant, and a type of metal blood poisoning called metallosis, all of which may result in the need for revision surgery.

Contact a Qualified Stryker Hip Hip Implant Lawyer Today

Estimates show that metal-on-metal hip implants like the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II designs have been used in roughly one-third of the 250,000 hip replacements performed in the United States every year. In addition to hip implant lawsuits pending in New Jersey state court, there are more than 576 additional complaints pending in the federal court system, where cases brought on behalf of patients throughout the country have been centralized for pretrial proceedings as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). If you believe you have been harmed by a defective hip replacement system, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We can put you in touch with a qualified product liability lawyer who has experience handling defective hip implant cases and can help you seek the reimbursement you deserve.

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