Stryker Hip Recall News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports on Most Recent Case Management Conference for New Jersey Stryker Hip Lawsuits
The Firm is actively filing Stryker hip lawsuits in the New Jersey litigation on behalf of alleged victims of complications related to the July 2012 recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stems.
New York, New York (PRWEB) July 05, 2013
One year after the announcement of the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems, Stryker hip lawsuits continue to move forward in both state and federal courts. According to court documents, a Case Management Conference was held on June 18, 2013, in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where scores of Stryker hip claims have been consolidated in a Multicounty Litigation. Following the Conference, Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti issued an Order that, among other things, addressed several discovery related issues, including the depositions of witnesses who are in extremis, and procedures for written discovery. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)
“We are representing numerous Stryker hip lawsuit clients who have filed claims in the New Jersey litigation. We are pleased to see these cases continuing to move forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who have allegedly suffered serious complications that may be associated with the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems.
Stryker Hip Lawsuits
Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems in July 2012, after the metal components were found to be prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. According to a recall notice issued by Stryker at the time, recipients of the Rejuvenate and ABG II components are at risk for a number of serious complications, including pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions. All patients with these hip implants have been advised by the company to undergo blood tests for elevated metal ion levels and cross sectional imaging to ensure their hips are functioning properly, even if they have not suffered any problems associated with this recall.*
According to court records, at least 160 Stryker hip lawsuit claims have been filed in New Jersey Superior Court. In April, Judge Martinotti set forth procedures for the parties to begin selecting cases for early mediation. However, his order stipulated that the Stryker hip recall litigation will continue while mediation takes place.
Federal court documents indicate that dozens of Stryker hip lawsuits have also been transferred to a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s June 12th Transfer Order initially sent 41 Stryker hip lawsuits to that proceeding, though the Panel noted that 110 potentially-related claims pending in various federal district courts could also be eligible for transfer. (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441)
Patients affected by the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Further information regarding Stryker hip lawsuits is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To learn more, please call 800-511-5092.
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