Have You Gotten A Notice From Stryker Regarding You Hip Replacement?
The Stryker ABG II Modular Stems and Stryker Rejuvunated Metal component hip replacements have been recalled. You may have gotten a notice from Stryker or been contacted by Broadspire regarding covering your hip revision or other medical issues in relation to your Hip replacement.
Have You Been Offered Medical Payment For Revision Surgery, "If Necessary" ?
Two little words "if necessary" shout loud and clear. Who makes that decision? It kind of rings a bell in health care. The if necessary may be the loophole that makes the answer no.
By using the words “if necessary” in the promose to help you with your defective hip replacement revision surgery reimbursements Broadspire now has the right to decide whether your revision surgery was necessary, or not The “not” is waht you should be concerned about.
How Should I Protect My Rights?
Our attorneys who are experienced in defective hip lawsuits suggest that before you submits any paperwork with Broadspire. Or signs anything relinquishing your rights to litigation down the road, you should first talk to a lawyer abouy your failed hip implant.
How Does A Hip Implant Fail?
The major causes of failure in hip replacement are dislocation of the joint, loosening of the stem and cup, and failure of the stem. These failures have resulted in Stryker Hip Replacement recall lawsuits.
Stryker Lawyers Are Filing Lawsuits
A Stryker lawsuit seeking class action status was filed January 25, 2013 in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Other Lawsuits Are Being Filed In A Stryker Rejuvenate Multi-district Litigation In New Jersey
On January 15, 2013, all cases in New Jersey related to the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System were consolidated in January as multicounty litigation by the New Jersey Supreme Court under Judge Brian R. Martinotti of Bergen County Superior Court.
Major Hip Replacement Lawsuit Consolidation
Hip replacement lawsuits for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stem, will be under the jurisdiction of Judge Donavan W. Frank in the Minnesota Federal Court (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)
Should I File A Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit In The MDL? Should I Just Accept Broadspire's Offer?
If you accept the offer you may not be able to benefit from the settlements of the Multi District litigation.
What are These Consolidated Lawsuits Worth?
For expample, DePuy Hip replacement lawsuits currently underway reently reported tha J and J is considering settlement of more than 11,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts for $3 billion. These are them settled on an individual basis not as a class action. The settlements can be as high as $200,000 or $300,000 per victim.
What Should I do Now?
See a doctor. To be a part of the litigation you must have had or be told you need revision surgery. Then call Free Legal Shield's Stryker lawyers to discuss the lawsuits and get enough information to make the right decision.
Do Not Rush Into Accepting An Offer From Stryker