According to the Long Island News, Stryker has agreed to settle four New Jersey law suits related to defective hip replacements. The lawsuits involved the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants. The settlement amounts were not disclosed.
In mid 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement systems. The company stated that the hip replacement devices posed “potential risks associated with modular-neck stems” that could cause pain, swelling, tissue reactions and premature failure of the implant.
Since the recall, numerous Stryker implant patients have filed suits for their injuries. In October 2013, Stryker responded to the increasing number of lawsuits filed against it by announcing that the company could spend between $700 million and $1.13 billion to settle the lawsuits, in addition to the reimbursements to injured patients.
These settlements come in the wake of verdicts against other hip implant manufacturers, such as the $8.3 million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy defective hip replacements.
The Ohio hip replacement attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List have represented numerous individuals who have been injured as a result of receiving metal-on-metal hip implants. If you or a loved one has been injured by a metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Stryker, Biomet or Depuy, Clark, Perdue & List may be able to help.