On November 3, 2014 Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corporation announced it will pay more than $1.4 billion to thousands of individuals injured by its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices. Settlements will be paid to people who had the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II. These hip implants were recalled in 2012 due to high failure rates related to tissue damage caused by corrosion and fretting of the devices’ metal components. Orthopedic surgeons advised patients to have the defective hips removed, which resulted in additional surgeries and complications to patients.
The settlement calls for base awards of $300,000 for each failed hip device. Enhanced awards will be paid in addition to the base awards for certain complications suffered during surgical removal and replacement. Only persons who have had the Rejuvenate or ABG II device removed and replaced before November 3, 2014 or those too ill to undergo revision surgery are entitled to compensation under the settlement agreement. Registration for the program will begin in December, 2015. Applicants will be required to supply a Claims Administrator with medical records that prove they were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II device, that the device failed due adverse local tissue reaction, and that the device with removed and replaced. Qualified applicants should start receiving Base Awards in June or July of 2015.
You still have time to get in on the Stryker hip settlement program. Call our Stryker hip lawyers today at (800) 606-1717 to make sure that your claim is submitted properly and on time.