This week a settlement was announced in the thousands of lawsuits pending against Stryker over the recalled Rejuvenate and AGB ll hip implants. These Stryker implants were recalled in 2012 as a result of a high failure rate due to metallosis. The Stryker implants are different from the other metal on metal implants that have been recalled in recent years because they are not metal on metal between the ball and the cup but metal on plastic. The leaching metal is coming from a poorly designed joint between the stem and the ball of the implant.
The settlement will provide a base payment of $300,000 per hip that has required a replacement of the Rejuvenate or AGB implant. There are additional payment for those who suffered more serious medical complications. There are about 4 thousand lawsuits now pending in the federal courts and in the state court of New Jersey where Stryker is located.
Our firm is continuing to review and accept hip implant cases. We provide free case evaluations.
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