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Settlement Deadline Extended for Patients Injured by Defective Stryker Hip Systems

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Settlement Deadline Extended for Patients Injured by Stryker

Settlement Deadline Extended for Patients Injured by Stryker


The deadline to enroll in the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement has been extended to March 30, 2015.

Patients who were implanted with one of the now-recalled ABG II Modular Hip Systems or Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems still have time to register with the settlement, which was announced in late 2014.

The ABG II Modular Hip System and Rejuvenate Modular Hip System was recalled by Stryker amid high failure rates and increased risks of metallosis, a condition caused by chromium and cobalt ions shed into the bloodstream by the devices’ components grinding together. In November 2014, Stryker announced it would pay $1.45 billion in compensation to patients who received one of the recalled hips. Patients who had one hip implanted and removed prior to November 3 are eligible for $300,000, while patients who had both hips implanted and removed will receive $600,000.

More compensation is possible for patients who suffered more serious injuries or required multiple surgeries. Patients who had the ABG II Modular Hip System or Rejuvenate Modular Hip System implanted but were unable to have them removed because a doctor concluded they were unable to undergo surgery are also included in the settlement.

The initial deadline for the settlement was early March 2015, but patients will now have until March 30 to register for the settlement. Any patient who wishes to enroll must have registered claims with the Claims Processor by December 19, 2014. Patients who do not wish to join the settlement may still be able to pursue litigation against Stryker.

As of April 2014, about 4,000 lawsuits had been filed against Stryker in state court in New Jersey and federal court in Minnesota. Similar problems have plagued Johnson & Johnson, which agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle claims concerning ASR hip devices manufactured by its DePuy subsidiary.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Settlement Deadline Extended for Patients Injured by Defective Stryker Hip Systems was posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:36 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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