Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuit Goes Back To Michigan State Court
In May of 2013, a hip replacement lawsuit was filed against Howmedica Osteonics Corporation and its affiliate Stryker Orthopaedics involving the Rejuvenate hip implant. The lawsuit was filed as a result of several patients suffering significant harm and complications after having the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular implanted.
Approximately 8,000 plaintiffs are involved in legal action against Howmedica and Stryker. Currently, a large group of the plaintiffs are deciding whether or not to accept a $4 billion settlement offer in a class-action federal court lawsuit. A recent case has, however, allowed for some cases to be tried in state courts. Judge Patrick J. Duggan has recently remanded a defective hip-replacement case to the Macomb County Circuit Court where it will likely continue to trial with both Howmedica and Stryker as defendants.
Because of this decision, Michigan is a growing battleground for defective hip replacement lawsuits where patients are seeking compensation for injuries associated with these problematic devices. The majority of these lawsuits arise from factual situations where metal shavings come from segments of the hip implants and become lodged in the soft tissue of the injured parties. As a result patients are suffering significant harm and complications, including metallosis, implant failure, fracture injuries and more. In some cases, a patient may even require an revision surgery as a result of the defective hip replacement.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan hip replacement lawyers are currently accepting cases for patient who have suffered harm from a Stryker hip implant. Patients who suffer serious complications after having a Stryker hip replacement device implanted do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a Michigan hip lawsuit against the manufacturer. Compensation in these types of cases can include damages for pain and suffering, medical bills incurred from the defective medical device, lost income, spousal damages, and punitive damages.
If you or someone you care about has received a Stryker hip replacement and suffered injuries as a result, call our top rated law firm today at (800) 606-1717. You will speak directly with one of our expert and qualified hip replacement lawyers in Michigan who will be able to answer any questions that you have and determine whether or not you are eligible to file a lawsuit.