STRYKER REJUVENATE AND ABG II HIP CLAIMS: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 14, 2014
The Stryker hip recall litigation* is ongoing in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, and other state courts. New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court issued an order on November 13, 2014 stating all potential Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip claims must be registered by the December 14th deadline. This order applies to both filed and un-filed Stryker recall lawsuits, and claims for Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II individuals who have not yet undergone revision surgery.
However, the order does not require claimants who register to enroll in the Stryker settlement program. Claimants who choose to accept the settlement terms must enroll in the program between January 15 to March 2, 2015.
Bill Kershaw and Stuart Talley are the attorneys responsible for the defective hip litigation at the law firm of Kershaw|Talley. In addition to current clients, Mr. Kershaw and Mr. Talley continue to assist individuals with concerns about their Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip implants. A settlement agreement* was announced by Stryker Orthopaedics on November 3, 2014. Under the settlement, qualified individuals may be entitled to approximately $300,000 if they underwent revision surgery (replacing the recalled hip) prior to November 3, 2014. The amount of money an individual may receive can go up or down depending on the specific medical circumstances of the plaintiff. Individuals with extreme injuries can receive up to $1 million.
*In re: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, Case No. 296, Master Docket No. BER-L-936-13, venued in MCL Court and In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 13-2441, venued in the MDL court.
Cobalt-Chromium Toxicity Exposure: What Patients Need To Know Now
Hip implants are touted as a life-changing medical advancement designed to improve a person’s quality of life. However, in some cases, patients end up in more pain and discomfort than they originally presented. This is due to toxic poisoning from defective devices, and it is commonly a result of Cobalt Chromium Toxicity. Unfortunately, thousands of hip replacement patients are discovering, whether or not they have symptoms, that their hip implants are releasing cobalt and chromium particles into their bodies.
At Kershaw|Talley, we represent hundreds of people who are negatively impacted by prosthetic hip implants leaching dangerous amounts of cobalt and chromium ions into their bodies. There is a great deal of concern regarding the consequences high blood levels of cobalt and chromium can have on a patient’s overall health. This presents the crucial question of whether or not to remove the prosthetic hip.
We have compiled the most comprehensive, up-to-date information to help patients make informed decisions about their health, and guide you with this difficult choice.
On this site we have included:
- Video excerpts from a three hour interview with world renowned metal toxicologist, Dr. Michael McCabe. During this comprehensive interview, Dr. McCabe answers frequently asked questions concerning the health impact of cobalt and chromium toxicity;
- An Online Medical Research Library includes dozens of articles from leading medical journals on health-related issues from cobalt-chromium poisoning;
- Hip Implants and Health Problems; and
- Expert advice on important legal topics including a guide to treatment options, statute of limitations, questions to ask your doctor, and how to deal with the manufacturer.
Getting the help you deserve
Do you have an advocate looking out for your best interest? At Kershaw|Talley we represent hundreds of hip replacement patients who, for decades, continue to rely on our knowledge and expertise in fighting and winning cases against manufacturers that put defective medical devices on the market. All it takes is 3 simple steps! Start by sharing your story with us through our free evaluation form on this page or give us a call, toll free, at 888-817-2527 for a confidential case review.
At Kershaw|Talley, we look forward to serving you and your family.