Defective Stryker hip implants affected several hundred thousand innocent Americans. Learn the current status of these lawsuits and actions you can take.
Are you familiar with defective Stryker hip implants?
Plaintiffs accused Stryker of failing to properly test their device before it went to market, along with:
- The device’s potential to corrode, leading to the release of metal in patients, which also causes severe metal toxicity
- Failing to warn doctors and patients about the potential dangers of their hip implant
- The fact Stryker knew or should have known the product was far more dangerous than other similar ones on the market because of its corrosion and increased need for future surgeries
- Aggressively marketing the product without telling consumers about these dangerous conditions, while also having knowledge safer products were already available
Stryker Offered a Reimbursement Plan & Recall in 2012, But Patients Had to Read Between the Lines…
On July 6, 2012, Stryker offered a recall as a direct response to a large volume of patient complaints.
But, it was too little and too late.
They hired a third-party company to manage reimbursement claims for patients when they recalled their product.
However, they didn’t clearly define exactly what you get reimbursed for.
For example, you can potentially recover these if you win a lawsuit:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost wages
- Current and future medical expenses
But nowhere was it clear that Stryker would pay for these as a part of their recall.
Because Stryker hired the company to reimburse consumers like you, whose interests do you think this represented? Were the rules written fairly, or were they deliberately vague so you didn’t recover what you truly deserved?
Stryker Settlement Offer Ends on March 2, 2015!
On November 3, 2014, Stryker agreed to a settlement of $1.4 billion in total payouts to those affected by its actions.
According to the rules of the settlement:
- Stryker pays a minimum of $300,000 to any patients who got its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems and who had revision surgery on or before November 3, 2014
- The base award can be adjusted upward based on your medical injuries, number of revision surgeries, infections, and medical complications
- Your total amount of financial compensation does not have a maximum limit
Even with these clear rules, there’s no guarantee you’ll get the compensation you deserve.
What if You Had Hip Revision Surgery after November 3, 2014?
The terms of this settlement do not cover you in this case. But, you can still recover financial compensation with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
To get the maximum amount of financial compensation you deserve (even if you are covered by the settlement), make sure you hire professional legal representation for Dallas product liability injury claims.