The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) has ordered 41 lawsuits involving Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II total hip replacement systems transferred to the District of Minnesota. According to the Transfer Order, the Stryker hip replacement system cases will be before U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank, who will coordinate or consolidate pretrial proceedings. Stryker Orthopaedics issued a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in July of 2012. Individuals who experienced problems with metal-on-metal hips may file lawsuits against the device manufacturers to seek compensation for their injuries.
Individuals who have suffered from severe pain, typically radiating into the groin and/or back, difficulty standing or walking, necrosis (death of body tissue), bone and soft tissue damage, metallosis, elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood, implant loosening, lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells), ostelysis, device failure, fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint or the need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem) due to a metal-on-metal hip replacement device may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages and/or other damages.
If you have any questions concerning this litigation, contact Navan Ward, a lawyer in our firm’s Mass Torts Section, at 1-800-898-2034 or by email at Navan.Ward@beasleyallen.com.
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