Updated September 1, 2019
On Monday, November 3, 2014, medical technologies giant Stryker agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle defective hip implant lawsuits filed by injured patients who underwent revision surgeries to remove the implant.
The hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed against Stryker stem from two hip implants that Stryker recalled in 2012 due to corrosion and other problems. The two hip devices were the Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and the ABG II Modular-Neck. Lawsuits allege the metal components of the device could rub together, creating tiny particles of metallic debris to enter the body and causing severe damage to a patient’s tissue and muscle.
President of Stryker Orthopaedics, William J. Huffnagle, said that “This settlement program provides patients compensation in a fair, timely and efficient manner.”
Stryker’s settlement of $1.43 billion is one of the largest settlements against a medical device manufacturer. In 2013, the DePuy division of Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve 8,000 lawsuits for injuries sustained due to metal-on-metal implants similar to Stryker’s devices.
If you or a loved one received a hip or knee implant and developed complications, contact the Indianapolis Defective Medical Device Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW have experience helping victims pursue claims and can fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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