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WHAT STRYKER HIPS ARE USED FOR?

Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone ends and damaged cartilage, and replacing them with hip implants that are designed to replicate the hip joint.

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HOW STRYKER HIPS WORKS?

Stryker hip implants are designed to enable the artificial joint to move much like a normal, healthy joint.

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SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF STRYKER HIPS

Stryker has already recalled several hip implant models including the Trident, Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade TMZF. They have now issued a warning and recall for certain LFit V40 femoral heads used on the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian and Citation hip implant stems.

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LATEST STRYKER HIPS NEWS & RECALLS

Stryker sends pre-recall warning letter to doctors advising of defects in LFit V40 femoral heads used in Accolade, Meridian and Citation hip systems.

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LAWSUITS & SETTLEMENTS

Patients are filing lawsuits related to early implant failure and elevated metal levels.

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you or a family member received a Stryker Accolade, Meridian or Citation metal hip implant, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible about recent recalls and device failure risks, as well as to preserve your legal rights.

What STRYKER Is Used For?

Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone ends and damaged cartilage, and replacing them with hip implants that are designed to replicate the hip joint. Stryker hip implants are designed to enable the artificial joint to move much like a normal, healthy joint.

Stryker is a market leader in hip and knee orthopedic devices with over 1 million implant devices sold. Experts have now warned that metal-on-metal implants pose severe health risks to patients like device fracture, dislocation, corrosion, fretting and metallic poisoning.

HOW STRYKER WORKS?

Stryker hip implants are designed to enable the artificial joint to move much like a normal, healthy joint.

Some surgeons use minimally invasive surgical approaches such as the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement. This technique may be associated with reduced muscle damage and pain, as well as faster postoperative recovery. Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is the latest advancement in hip replacement surgery that provides you with a personalized surgical plan for your total hip replacement.

SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF STRYKER

Stryker has already recalled several hip implant models including the Trident, Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade TMZF. They have now issued a warning and recall for certain LFit V40 femoral heads used on the Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Meridian and Citation hip implant stems.

Patients who received these implants are at a greater risk for taper lock failure complications such as device separation, fractures and metallic debris poisoning, and were not properly warned of these dangers. Many will need revision surgery to replace their devices.

Latest STRYKER News & Recalls

Latest news on Stryker metal-on-metal hip litigation.

Lawsuits & Settlements

Patients are filing lawsuits related to early implant failure and elevated metal levels.

Morse V. Stryker Corporation D/B/A Howmedica Osteonics Corp., C.A. No. 001401-13, February 19, 2013

Plaintiff filed suit in New Jersey state court alleging he received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant which later failed, causing tissue damage, high blood metallic levels, and the need for painful revision surgery.

Morgan, Et Al. V. Stryker Corporation, Et Al., C.A. No. 2:15-198; (Northern District Of Texas)

A Texas orthopedic surgeon and his practice filed a lawsuit alleging the negligence, fraud and misrepresentation of Stryker caused damage to his business through the injury and resulting loss of trust from his patients. The suit notes the risk of device failure, surrounding tissue death and toxic metallic poisoning to patients.

In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate And ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 13-2441 (United States District Court District Of Minnesota)

In June 2013, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all federal patient lawsuits alleging injury from the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants to MDL 2441 in the United States District Court in the District of Minnesota under judge Donovan W. Frank.

Over time, 3,313 patients filed lawsuits in this court.

In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem And ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, Case No. 296 (Superior Court Of New Jersey Bergen County Law Division)

In January, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court designated a number of similar cases involving Stryker hip implant injuries as multicounty litigation and assigned all pending and future cases filed in New Jersey involving these devices to Bergen County under the supervision of Judge Brian Martinotti. In 2016 these cases were reassigned to Judge Rachelle L. Harz.

As of September 2016, 1,077 cases had been filed in this court.

1. How do you qualify for a Stryker hip claim?

Anyone who received a metal Stryker hip implant may have a potential claim, and should seek help. A lawyer can investigate whether your implant is affected and whether you qualify for a claim at no cost.

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Currently, patients that received the following hip implants may qualify:

  • LFit V40 femoral heads between 36mm and 44mm
  • Accolade TMZF implants
  • Accolade 2 implants
  • Meridian implants
  • Citation implants.

Simply contact us to learn more and talk with a lawyer about a metal hip lawsuit.

2. Is there a Stryker Hip Class Action Lawsuit?

At this time, there is not a single Stryker Hip class action lawsuit that patients must join. Instead, lawyers have helped thousands of patients file individual lawsuits against the company, which have been consolidated into certain state and federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.

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While these multidistrict courts offer many of the advantages of a class action case, plaintiffs still have control over their individual case, like selecting counsel and decisions on settlement.

3. How much are Stryker hip implant lawsuits worth?

Like all lawsuits, each Stryker hip claim has its own unique value. This usually depends on the specific facts, like the age of the device, the degree of failure and patient complications, and whether the patient has undergone surgery to replace the device.

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So far, Stryker has paid $1.43 billion to settle around 4,750 claims, at an average of approximately $300,000 per case.

4. What is involved in filing a claim? How long will it take?

Filing a Stryker hip lawsuit is simple. You can speak with a lawyer today to see if you qualify. Then, they will send you more information and gather your surgical records to begin preparing your case for trial or a settlement claim. It can take up to a year or so for your case to reach trial or a settlement. However, it is very unlikely you will have to travel anywhere and it costs you nothing unless you receive compensation.

HOW TO FILE A CLAIM

Do you want to learn if you have a case? The lawsuits are being filed on behalf of those patients who received the following implants:

  • LFit V40 femoral heads between 36mm and 44mm
  • Accolade TMZF implants
  • Accolade 2 implants
  • Meridian implants
  • Citation implants

Lawyers expect that thousands of patients will ultimately come forward with injuries to file claims. As is often the case with drug injury lawsuits, cases may eventually be consolidated in a central federal court for expedited handling.

A lawyer can speak with you today to determine if your case qualifies, and it costs nothing to investigate or file your claim unless you receive compensation.

Do you have a case?

Speak with someone today who can help!

Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you qualify for a Stryker hip claim?

Anyone who received a metal Stryker hip implant may have a potential claim, and should seek help. A lawyer can investigate whether your implant is affected and whether you qualify for a claim at no cost.

Currently, patients that received the following hip implants may qualify:

  • LFit V40 femoral heads between 36mm and 44mm
  • Accolade TMZF implants
  • Accolade 2 implants
  • Meridian implants
  • Citation implants.

Simply contact us to learn more and talk with a lawyer about a metal hip lawsuit.

2. Is there a Stryker Hip Class Action Lawsuit?

At this time, there is not a single Stryker Hip class action lawsuit that patients must join. Instead, lawyers have helped thousands of patients file individual lawsuits against the company, which have been consolidated into certain state and federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.

While these multidistrict courts offer many of the advantages of a class action case, plaintiffs still have control over their individual case, like selecting counsel and decisions on settlement.

3. How much are Stryker hip implant lawsuits worth?

Like all lawsuits, each Stryker hip claim has its own unique value. This usually depends on the specific facts, like the age of the device, the degree of failure and patient complications, and whether the patient has undergone surgery to replace the device.

So far, Stryker has paid $1.43 billion to settle around 4,750 claims, at an average of approximately $300,000 per case.

4. What is involved in filing a claim? How long will it take?

Filing a Stryker hip lawsuit is simple. You can speak with a lawyer today to see if you qualify. Then, they will send you more information and gather your surgical records to begin preparing your case for trial or a settlement claim. It can take up to a year or so for your case to reach trial or a settlement. However, it is very unlikely you will have to travel anywhere and it costs you nothing unless you receive compensation.