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Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Case Management Conference in New Jersey State Litigation


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 23, 2013

Stryker hip lawsuits stemming from the recent recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems are moving forward in a consolidated litigation now underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County. According to court documents, Judge Brian R. Martinotti, who is overseeing the New Jersey state litigation, has scheduled a case management conference for March 19, 2013. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296)

We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward. We have heard from numerous individuals affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall who have suffered premature failure of their implant and other debilitating complications, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Stryker hip lawsuit evaluations to individuals who suffered metallosis, hip implant failure and other complications, related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.

Stryker Hip Recall

All of the lawsuits pending in the New Jersey litigation were filed in the wake of the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, which was announced in July 2012. According to the company, data indicates the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems are prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. In its most recent recall update, Stryker advised patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall to undergo metal ion testing and cross sectional imaging, even if they are not experiencing any problems with their hip. According to the company, there have been reports of patients without symptoms who experienced high levels of metal ions in their blood and/or adverse local tissue reactions.*

Stryker also recently announced that it had retained Broadspire Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to work directly with patients to manage medical claims and address out-of-pocket costs relating to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall.** Bernstein Liebhard LLP is advising patients that they should consider speaking with an attorney before they begin a Broadspire Stryker claim, as any information they disclose in the course of the claims process could be used as evidence in their Stryker hip lawsuit.

In addition to the Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits pending in New Jersey Superior court, a number of claims stemming from the recall have been filed in federal courts throughout the country. On February 19th, a plaintiff in one of those lawsuits requested that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Mutidistrict Litigation transfer all federally-filed claims to the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota for pretrial proceedings. According to the Motion for Transfer, at least 30 Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits have been filed in 12 federal districts since Stryker announced the Rejuvenate recall . The Motion also points out that some 53,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem units were produced by Stryker after the components were brought to market in 2008, and asserts that many more plaintiffs will file similar claims in the future. (In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Case Pending No. 20 (JPML))

Individuals who have suffered hip implant failures, metal poisoning, pain, or revision surgery allegedly due to the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II components may be entitled to file a Stryker hip lawsuit seeking compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages.

A wealth of information regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate recall is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. Free lawsuit evaluations can be obtained by calling 877-779-1414.

*literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_23.pdf

**literature.ortho.stryker.com/files/REJUV_COM_22.pdf

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Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers Now Offer No-Cost, No-Obligation Claim Review for Persons with Recalled Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Systems Nationally


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 22, 2013

The Onder Law Firm, which has consulted with thousands of people with recalled joint replacement systems and other joint replacement system claims, is providing a free consultation to those with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular neck-stem hip replacement systems, which were recalled by Stryker Orthopaedics on July 6, 2012. The Stryker hip recall (fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm311043.htm) was issued voluntarily with a warning to those with the recalled Stryker hip systems that they potentially pose risks for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The Rejuvenate hip replacement system, one of Stryker’s best-selling products, was introduced in 2010 and the ABG-II hip replacement system was used beginning in 2008. Both models utilize a metal component at the joint which, under normal wear, may produce minute metallic debris, known as fretting.

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court, the Rottenstein Law Group Reports


(PRWEB) January 31, 2013

As the number of lawsuits mount in New Jersey against Stryker over its recalled Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem components, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that all cases in the state should and will be consolidated into a multicounty litigation in Bergen County Superior Court before Judge Brian R. Martinotti, the Rottenstein Law Group reports after reviewing court documents (New Jersey MCL-296).

The Jan. 15 decision of New Jerseys high court follows deliberations in Fall 2012 over how to deal with a growing number of lawsuits in several counties. According to the court order establishing the MCL,* the consolidation is necessary to speed up pretrial proceedings for current and future Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem lawsuits. MCLs, as with multidistrict litigations at the federal level, centralize actions for pretrial matters to avoid duplication of efforts and to prevent conflicting decisions about pretrial matters.

A multicounty litigation is a good sign for plaintiffs, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which represents hip implant recipients in Stryker lawsuits. Consolidated pretrial proceedings will mean more efficient, cost-effective run-ups to individual trials of the many claimants.

The initial conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 20 at the Bergen County Justice Center in Hackensack, N.J. At the conference, counsel will submit to the court information such as the status of discovery; the list of parties witnesses expect to testify; the status of settlement negotiations, mediation and prospects for settlement; and a concise demand and/or offer to resolve the dispute, according to court documents.

Stryker Recall

In July 2012, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker Corp. announced a recall of both its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements because of a potential for corrosion and fretting that could result in adverse local tissue reactions and possible pain and swelling around the hip, according to Strykers website.** Lawsuits for another recalled metal-on-metal hip device, the DePuy ASR, are also consolidated in an MCL in Bergen County (In Re DePuy ASR Hip Implants Litigation, BER-L-3971-11).

The Rottenstein Law Group manages a Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Center designed to help those who believe they have suffered injuries evaluate if they have a case.


judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2013/n130130a.pdf
** stryker.com/en-us/products/Orthopaedics/modularneckstems/index.htm

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Stryker Plan to Expand in China Troubling After Estimate of $390M to Deal With Hip Recall, Rottenstein Law Group Notes


(PRWEB) January 17, 2013

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by various companiesincluding Stryker Corpis curious about Strykers plan to purchase a Hong Kong company in order to expand operations in China.

According to a Reuters report, Stryker Corp will pay $ 764 million to acquire Trauson Holdings Co Ltd, a Chinese company founded in 1986. Trauson makes spine devices and products for trauma surgeries. The Hong Kong-based company had sales of about $ 60 million in 2011. China is viewed as one of the fastest-growing markets for orthopedic products.

The acquisition announcement comes soon after an announcement that the company estimates the recall of two of the companys Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices that began last June will cost $ 190 million to $ 390 million for patient testing and treatment, new surgeries, lawsuits and insurance payments.

How much Stryker spends on buying other companies is its own business, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, as long as it reserves enough money to compensate victims who are awarded damages after trial. And if Stryker is indeed planning to expand in China, we can only hope that it will do so responsibly. Meanwhile, anyone who has been injured by a defective hip device should speak to a lawyer.

RLG maintains a Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Center to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information about the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The devices were recalled in early July 2012 because the devices are prone to fretting and corrosion, which can cause the recipients tissue around the implant to swell and become painful. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and web sites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

Contact:

The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP

Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.

321 W. 44th Street

Suite 804

New York NY 10036

(212) 933-9500 (office phone)

(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)

rochelle(at)rotlaw(dot)com

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