Stryker Orthopedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip implant systems in June 2012 due to the risk of corrosion and fretting which can damage or injure surrounding tissues that may result in severe pain, inflammation, metal poisoning, tissue death, bone damage, pseudotumers, gait issues, and other serious problems. In some cases, patients may require a subsequent corrective surgery to remove and replace the recalled Stryker hip product.
Many patients who received one of the recalled Stryker hip implants wonder what type of compensation they may receive as a result of the recall. While the Stryker website does not give specifics about the amount of compensation a patient may receive, it does state that the company will reimburse patients for “testing, treatment, revision surgery, if necessary, and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.”
In order to facilitate claims settlements, Stryker is partnering with Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to manage patients’ reimbursement requests of costs.
Patients who have received one of the recalled Stryker hip implants may wish to consult with an experienced hip implant lawyer like the Chicago hip implant attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC. Our skilled Chicago hip implant attorneys can help you file a claim with Stryker for reimbursement costs or file a product liability lawsuit against Stryker in order to recover compensation for your Stryker hip implant-related injuries.
Although the amount of compensation that you may receive in a Stryker hip implant settlement varies depending on the specific circumstances of your case, similar lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its recalled Depuy A.S.R. hip implant have yielded hundreds of thousands of dollars. In one recent case, a 65-year-old man who was injured by the DePuy ASR XL hip implant was awarded $8.3 million in his lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
If you received the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant or the DePuy ASR system hip implant, you should consult with an experienced hip implant attorney regarding the compensation or settlement that might be available for your injuries.
The Chicago hip implant attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have suffered medical problems associated with the defective hip replacement implants. Contact the Chicago product liability lawyers at Ankin Law Offices, LLC at (312) 600-0000 to learn more about the recalled Stryker hip implant or the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant.