Cobalt Chromium Toxicity

Kershaw, Cook & Talley Publishes Broadspire Resource Center


Many individuals implanted with recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II metal on metal hips are dealing with Broadspire, a third party claims Administration Company. Stryker hired Broadspire in order to process hip reimbursement claims from patients with recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II hips. Attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley recently launched a Broadspire Resource Center, highlighting information on how to communicate with Broadspire and suggestions for patients’ legal and medical next course of action.

Stryker Orthopedics, a Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, initiated a recall of approximately 25,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hips in June 2012. The recall was precipitated as a result of numerous reports detailing the possibility of adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) secondary to fretting and corrosion from the metal on metal hips. Patients suffering side effects from the hips are likely to undergo costly surgeries and revisions as well as subsequent follow up care. As a result, Broadspire provides certain reimbursement to patients who may incur out of pocket expenses from their recalled hip.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley created the new Broadspire Resource Center, which exclusively provides information regarding Broadspire. Bill Kershaw and Stuart Talley, partners at Kershaw, Cook & Talley, are concerned with the misinformation clients and individuals may have regarding Broadspire. According to Mr. Talley, “Many people do not know that Broadspire works for Stryker and not for the individuals, and that any information you share with Broadspire could be used against you in later proceedings.”

The resource center serves as a venue where individuals can obtain the necessary information via videos and content about the legal issues and risks of dealing with Broadspire. Such information includes the details of what Broadspire will and will not cover as well as commonly asked questions and respective answers. Mr. Talley states, “These new resource centers provide easy access to information that may otherwise be difficult to ascertain, our recommendations on how to deal with Broadspire, and why there is an essential need to hire an attorney to protect your rights.”

Mr. Talley’s most recent video, “Broadspire Called: Should I Hire a Lawyer?” details present client experiences with Broadspire and discusses the importance of retaining an attorney. Kershaw, Cook & Talley has a specific team who helps submit claims to Broadspire on behalf of hundreds of their clients, and process their claims expeditiously. Clients are also provided a team representative who is available by phone and email if they have questions about the Broadspire process. In addition, attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley provide this service at no cost to the client.

The Broadspire Resource Center is found on https://www.cobalt-chromium-toxicity.com andhttp://www.defectivehipsettlementcenter.com

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento-based firm representing individuals nationwide in defective medical device cases. The firm generates hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients and the classes they represent. Individuals impacted by Stryker’s hip systems are entitled to compensation for wage losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For a free case evaluation, and more information about the status of the case, feel free to call Bill Kershaw or Stuart Talley directly at (916) 448-9800.

*United States District Court District of Minnesota (MDL No. 13-2441)

Deadline Looms for Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Recall Victims


On June 29, 2012, Stryker announced the recall of more than 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II hips implanted in patients throughout the United States. These hips are alleged to have a very high failure rate. However, to date, only a small fraction of those with recalled hips filed lawsuits.  Attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley are concerned individuals with affected hips may lose their opportunity to recover damages if they fail to file a claim before June 29, 2014.

In most states, the statute of limitations, or time in which you can file a lawsuit, is approximately two years.  Stryker could possibly argue this statute of limitations began to run on June 29, 2012; the date it first announced a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABGII hips.  Therefore, many victims will need to file their lawsuits before June 29, 2014.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley partner, Stuart Talley, reports,  “Over the past few days, many people are calling in.  People are very concerned about the statute of limitations and want us to file their cases prior to the June 29 deadline.”

According to Mr. Talley, the date the statute of limitations begins to run is not always set in stone. Stryker may argue it ran on the date it announced the recall even if the plaintiff was unaware of the recall.  Furthermore, Stryker might claim the deadline begins to run whether or not an individual underwent revision surgery or experiences any issues with their hip.

Specifically, Mr. Talley notes,  “People are unaware that if your hip is not hurting, or your doctor has not recommended surgery, the statute of limitations could arguably be running on your case.  It may be too late to bring a claim if you wait until your doctor says you need surgery. In order have protection down the road, it is critical to contact an attorney immediately.”

The attorneys Kershaw, Cook & Talley set up a statute of limitations information page which provides extensive information to victims.  On this page, Stuart Talley provides detailed information via video concerning the statute of limitations and how Stryker Rejuvenate recipients should proceed to protect their interests.  This website is just one of many Kershaw, Cook & Talley created in order to provide information for people impacted as a result of the Rejuvenate recall.  The most popular sections of the Cobalt Chromium Toxicity website include pages regarding cobalt and chromium toxicity, a medical research library, a reference page for Rejuvenate victims, and monthly updates on the Stryker rejuvenate litigation.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento-based firm representing individuals nationwide in defective medical device cases. The firm generates hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for their clients and the classes they represent. Individuals impacted by Stryker’s hip systems are entitled to compensation for wage losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For a free case evaluation, and more information about the status of the case, feel free to call Bill Kershaw or Stuart Talley directly at (888) 817-2527 or log onto https://www.cobalt-chromium-toxicity.com

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) link about the Stryker Hip Recall (July 6, 2012):http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm311043.htm

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