After thousands of people were implanted with defective Stryker hips, the hips were recalled and numerous lawsuits across the country were filed. On November 3, 2014, it was announced that a national settlement was reached in the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacement Lawsuits. Individuals that had the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II device fail and needed a revision surgery by November 3, 2014 for reasons of documented device failure were eligible to participate in the settlement. If you did not qualify for the initial Stryker settlement, you still have rights. Stryker lawsuits are still being filed now for victims who did not qualify during the first round of settlements.
Who Qualifies for the Settlement?
The settlement program applies to patients who are U.S. citizens and residents who had either a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant and had to have a subsequent surgery to remove and replace the recalled device before November 2014. The settlement program is also open to certain patients who may have been deemed to be too sick or medically unstable to undergo a necessary revision surgery.
What is the Settlement Award?
The settlement proposal includes a base award amount of $300,000 to each claimant who has undergone revision surgery before November 2014. There are potential reductions to the base award for age, prior hip revisions, and other relevant factors. In addition, there will be a process in place that may increase the award based on certain procedures or complications as a result of the revision surgery, referred to as “Enhancements” in the Settlement Agreement. Eligibility for the base award and any “Enhancement” will be determined at separate times. In addition, there will be reasonable caps on the “Enhancements” a claimant can receive. Finally, there may be future “Enhancements” a claimant is entitled to if the claimant has further procedures involving their Stryker hip implant within two years of the last surgical procedure.
This global settlement was announced that will help thousands of individuals who have had complications involving their defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip replacements. The settlement, one of the largest of its kind, will have an unlimited fund to compensate patients for their damages, and will potentially provide in excess of one billion dollars in restitution to injured individuals throughout the United States.
What If I Have a Stryker and Do Not Qualify?
You might not qualify for a number of reasons:
- Stryker hip failed after November 2014
- Revision surgery after November 2014
- Stryker hip not yet failed
If you had a failure or revision surgery after 2014, you have rights! It is important to talk with our Stryker hip lawyers right away to get information on your legal rights and options. We are accepting clients still for these lawsuits.
If you have a Stryker hip and it has not failed yet, we urge you to talk to your doctor and have consistent check-ups on your hip. Most, if not all, of the Stryker hip implants are expected to fail at some point.
If you or a loved one had hip replacement surgery and believe Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II devices were used contact our office today for a FREE Case Evaluation at 855-571-DRUG or send us an email.