After years of litigation, Stryker Corporation reached a settlement agreement with thousands of patients on Nov. 2, 2014. The company is still accepting claims from injured patients for financial compensation.
Stryker produces metal-on-metal hip implant devices, including the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems, which are supposed to provide individuals with increased mobility.
Unfortunately, patients who have had the devices implanted have experienced metal poisoning, bone loss and corroded hip implants. Stryker has produced some of the worlds most widely used hip implants.
More than 20,000 patients have had Stryker hip devices implanted in their bodies. Nearly a quarter of the patients have had to undergo revision surgery to correct injuries.
Thousands of patients who were who injured by the implants finally have a chance to get the justice that they need.
Stryker hip implants were recalled because the metal components used in the devices deteriorated and caused severe tissue and organ damage to patients.
In the latest settlement offer, Stryker is offering injured patients who have had revision hip surgery a base payment of approximately $300,000 per hip. There is also additional money available to patients who have suffered even more serious injuries.
Injured patients must file a claim on or before April 17, 2015 to recover under the new settlement.
In order to qualify, patients must have received revision surgery on their hips prior to Nov. 2. However, accepting a settlement offer from the Stryker settlement fund may not be in the best interest of all injured patients.
Each individual injury is unique and a one- size-fits-all philosophy is not likely to satisfy everyone.
An experienced Stryker settlement attorney can help you identify how to file a personal injury claim to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Goldberg Weisman Cairo Stryker defective product lawyers are ready to assist you evaluate your injuries and your legal claims. Act quickly to protect all of your legal interests.