Ever since the Stryker hip recalls of the Rejuvenate hip implant and the ABG II hip replacement device in 2012, patients have been filing lawsuits against the manufacturer. As cases continue to mount, it is important for those who undertook hip surgery to know how to pursue the most effective litigation.
Facts about Stryker Hip Recalls
Fact: The manufacturer voluntarily initiated its own recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II devices on July 6, 2012, noting that fretting and corrosion of the modular neck junctions could pose a risk to patients. Fact: According to the same press release, Stryker also terminated the distribution of these products after post-market surveillance. Fact: As part of the Stryker hip recalls, the manufacturer offered reimbursement to patients for certain testing and surgery, and hired a claims management company to help with resolving the claims.
How to Pursue Litigation Regarding Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II
If you believe that you had one of these recalled devices implanted as part of your hip surgery, there are certain steps to take to ensure proper legal action: Contact your surgeon to find out if you have either the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant or the Stryker ABG II hip replacement device. Speak with a Chicago product liability lawyer before settling any claim with Stryker. The attorney can help you decide if you have a legitimate cause for legal action.
Experience is Important in Defective Medical Device Cases.
When going up against large manufacturers, it is beneficial to you to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling cases of defective medical devices. Clifford Law Offices represented a number of recipients of the recalled Sulzer hip devices, which resulted in settlements nearing a combined one billion dollars as part of a multi-district litigation. As a client-focused product liability firm, Clifford Law Offices believes that each case is unique and deserves its own dedicated resources. For more information on the firm and the Stryker hip recall, watch this video featuring Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices.