In December 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Dallas federal jury to pay $1 billion to six patients who had filed suit due to harm caused from a hip implant surgery. The plaintiffs are set to receive $500 million in punitive damages.
Stryker has recently expanded its settlement, which now includes patients who received the Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stem, the Rejuvenate Modular Neck Hip Stem, as well as had a revision surgery between 2014 and December 19, 2016. The initial settlement from 2014 only included patients who had had both implant and revision surgery before November 3, 2014.
According to a UK edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, there is a “substantially higher” rate of pseudotumor occurrence in metal-on-metal patients, particularly females but it may occur in anyone. Corrosion from the liquid and other body fluids may also break down the metal implant causing “dissociation” which means the device has fallen out of place within the body.
If your device was revised/removed due to complications after November 3, 2014, don’t worry. Future settlements are anticipated. And anyone who has had a Stryker or other metal-on-metal implant is encouraged to consider legal representation for guidance even if complications have not started.
Consultations are free and confidential. Since each case is unique, it is beneficial to offer more accurate information during your consultation which may include answering a few questions about your medical history.
Begin a conversation with a member of our firm who can answer you questions by calling (888) 613-9481 today.
These symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed as bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled pads (bursae) that act as cushions at the joints.
What you might actually be experiencing is metal poisoning/toxicity from these metal hips, also called metallosis. Therefore, it is recommended to have a Cobalt / Chromium Poisoning test which can be requested through your doctor.
We can make the process a lot easier. Lawsuits involving billions of dollars and recalled products are not simple matters. We can take the burden of phone calls, medical records, paperwork and other elements of the process off your shoulders.
The attorneys at Stryker Hip Lawsuit Center are at the forefront of litigation against Stryker, and thus far, we have been instrumental in helping negotiate a $1.43 billion settlement for victims of this faulty medical device. Our attorneys have been appointed by judges to help move this litigation forward, so victims can receive the settlements they deserve and move on to enjoy their lives.
is currently focusing her legal efforts almost exclusively on defective hip cases. She has served on both the plaintiff’s steering committee and the plaintiff’s lead counsel committee in the multi-district litigation against Stryker. Among other accomplishments during her career, she was able to secure more than $75 million in compensation while working pro bono on behalf of families effected by a bridge collapse.
has focused his legal career on representing people who were harmed by defective drugs or dangerous medical devices. He has secured more than $50 million in compensation for his clients. Like Genevieve, Anthony is closely involved in the nationwide litigation against Stryker. He was appointed to serve as a liaison counsel for the Stryker cases.
is a partner at Childers, Schlueter & Smith, which is partnering with Meshbesher & Spence to help Stryker victims. He has represented thousands of victims of defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices over the past two decades. His fight to protect consumers has included testifying before Congress. Richard was appointed to the plaintiff’s steering committee in the nationwide Stryker litigation.
is the founder of the Bowersox Law Firm, which is partnering with Meshbesher & Spence and Childers, Schlueter & Smith to offer legal representation to people harmed by Stryker hip implants. He has gone up against huge corporations on behalf of hundreds of people in cases involving defective products. Jeffrey was also appointed to the plaintiff’s steering committee in the nationwide Stryker litigation.
Q: What should I do if I know I have a Stryker or metal-on-metal hip, but I’m unsure if it’s been recalled?
A: You should call your doctor. Your doctor wants to help you and can find out if the hip you have has been recalled.
Q: A representative from Stryker wants me to sign a form, should I?
A: If a representative from Stryker or someone in your doctor’s office asks you to sign a form, it is recommended to NOT sign the form. It could be a release waiver that provides Stryker with more access to your medical records.
Q: What is the cost for this lawsuit?
A: There are no upfront costs or expenses. Our attorneys work on what is known as a “contingency-fee.” Our fee is contingent on a successful recovery on your behalf. If we are not successful, you don’t owe us a cent.
Q: What if I don’t like the idea of everyone knowing that I may receive a large settlement, or don’t want people to know I’m involved in a lawsuit?
A: This process is completely confidential.
Q: I don’t live near you, and I can’t drive that far without my hip hurting, and I can’t afford to fly; what can I do?
A: You don’t have to do anything. We can first talk by phone, and then often our clients like us to visit them at home. It is your decision. We are representing hundreds suffering from faulty hip replacements from all over the United States.
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