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STRYKER MODULAR HIP SETTLEMENT: UPDATED REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19!

The Stryker Modular Hip Settlement registration requires patients implanted with a Rejuvenate Modular hip or an ABG II Modular hip to submit basic information, pursuant to a court order.

The court-ordered process applies to individuals regardless of whether they filed a claim or lawsuit, whether or not they underwent a qualified revision surgery (implant was removed before November 3, 2014), and whether or not they have legal representation. You must register by the December 19, 2014 deadline.

You are not required to join the Settlement Program if you register. However, you must register your claims with the Claims Processor by FridayDecember 19 if you intend to enroll and participate in the Settlement Program.

Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating defective hip cases. We can answer any questions regarding the Stryker Hip Settlement and offer free case consultations.

The Stryker Hip Settlement Program may provide compensation to eligible patients who underwent revision surgery, replacing their ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems and/or Rejuvenate Modular Neck, before November 3, 2014. Additionally, patients who cannot undergo revision surgery are possibly entitled to compensation; if the procedure was contraindicated for the patient prior to November 3, 2014.

The registration process is open until the deadline. Registration Orders were issued in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and Multi-County Litigation (MCL) courts. The orders instruct attorneys with “un-filed claims and filed lawsuits, pro se plaintiffs, and unrepresented claimants” to register claims, whether the patient was revised or unrevised (www.strykermodularhipsettlement.com).

You must register to enroll in the Settlement Program. However, you are not required to enroll in the Settlement Program if you register. Contact us for a free case consultation, or for any help regarding the Stryker Hip Settlement. 

STRYKER REJUVENATE AND ABG II HIP CLAIMS:

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.

http://www.strykermodularhipsettlement.com

For a PDF of the Stryker Settlement FAQs and answers, please click Kershaw|Talley Stryker FAQs to download the file.

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.

The primary hips associated with this complication include Stryker Accolade, Stryker RejuvenateStryker ABG IIDePuy Pinnacle, Wright ProFemurand Conserve Plus. DePuy ASR,  Biomet Magnum,

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.

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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.