Get Help from Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Ellen Relkin is lead counsel for the Stryker modular hip recall lawsuit. She is the court-appointed liaison counsel and Chairperson of the Plaintiff Steering Committee of the consolidated New Jersey Multicounty Litigation involving more than 2,000 plaintiffs from more than 40 states, and helped negotiate the settlement.

Our experienced lawyers have dealt with many patients who suffered from recalled joint implants. We understand the stress, pain and anxiety you are going through.

You can rely on our skills to help you understand your options. We want to help you get the most compensation that you can for the harm that was done to you.

If your Stryker hip replacement implant caused you to suffer, you deserve compensation. Compensation may be up to $300,000 for your:

  • Pain and suffering: physical and emotional suffering
  • Medical expenses: doctor visits, pain medications, revision surgery, new hip replacement
  • Other compensatory damages: home health care, caregiver costs, lost income from being unable to work

If you had complications following the surgery, you could be entitled to a greater recovery.

More than 3,000 patients are receiving their settlement this summer.

Contact us now at: 888-610-7738

We don’t get any money unless you receive compensation.

Stryker Hip Lawsuit Settlement

In June 2015, a settlement proceeded that allows patients to receive compensation due to problems with their hip implants. Patients who received a Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate Modular Hip System implant and needed to have revision surgery were eligible. Weitz & Luxenberg was one of the major players in the settlement negotiations.

There is no overall limit for Stryker’s liability under this program, subject to the settlement terms. Settlement payments will exceed $1 billion. Qualified patients will begin receiving their awards this summer. Patients who had revision surgery before November 3, 2014 may qualify to receive awards of up to $300,000 per failed metal-on-metal implant.

Those patients with complications can receive substantially more than the $300,000 base award. The amount you may receive depends on your age, medical condition, and the medical complications as a result of the removal of the recalled implant. If you had a revision after November 2014, you may be eligible for a future settlement, which the Plaintiff Steering Committee is advocating.

If you suffered complications during revision surgery, you may receive more. Damages may also be paid for future surgeries that may be caused by complications.

Stryker Hip Recall Information

In 2012, Stryker announced a recall of its ABG II and Rejuvenate hip stems. This recall was due to concerns related to fretting and corrosion of the modular neck junction of the devices.

Patients who had the implants were suffering from metallosis and corrosion-based failures in the implant. The toxic metals cobalt and chromium were damaging, and in some cases destroying the tissue and muscle surrounding the hip, and entering patient bloodstreams at unacceptably high levels.

Patients who had these hip stems and necks implants removed by having a revision surgery may be eligible for compensation.

The current settlement is directed to patients who had revision surgery already, or needed the surgery but were unable to have it for medical reasons.

Still Having Trouble with your Stryker Hip Implant?

Weitz & Luxenberg is continuing to fight for other patients, who had revision surgery after the cutoff date or are anticipating having it in the future.

These are some symptoms that indicate that your hip implant may be failing. Consult with your doctor if you are experiencing:

If you had hip surgery after November 3, 2014, or anticipate you will need the revision or if you need surgery and medically cannot withstand the risk of a hip revision, you may be eligible for a future settlement. It is important to contact us before your surgery so we can make arrangements to properly preserve and store the hip implant which is key evidence in the case.” — Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

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