80+ Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Filed in N.J. Superior Court, NorthJersey.com Reports
Over 80 Stryker hip recall lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey on behalf of patients who claim to have suffered injuries stemming from the hip replacement device, a local newspaper reports.
According to a Feb. 28 report from NorthJersey.com, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered last January that these cases be heard by Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Superior Court located in Hackensack.
80+ Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Filed in N.J.
The number of Stryker hip recall lawsuits is likely to rise in the coming months, the article states. One attorney was quoted as saying she already filed 30 claims against Stryker Orthopaedics, and is currently working with 150 other patients to pursue similar suits.
According to NorthJersey.com, “The case is on track to become one of the biggest mass-tort litigations in the country.”
Meanwhile, in federal court, a motion to coordinate all Stryker hip recall lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota by way of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been filed by a plaintiff who experienced complications from the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem.
Plaintiff Files Request for Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit MDL in Minnesota Federal Court
Stryker hip recall lawsuits currently pending over the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were filed after the implants were voluntarily recalled by the company in July 2012. The request to centralize pretrial proceedings of claims in Minnesota federal court was filed Feb. 19, 2013 with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) and pointed out that at least 30 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip lawsuits are currently pending in federal courts around the U.S. and dispersed among 12 different states.
Centralizing these claims, the plaintiff said, will also reduce duplicative discovery in a large number of similar claims, while serving the convenience of the parties and avoiding conflicting rulings from judges.
Side effects associated with the Stryker hip recall include muscle, nerve and bone damage caused by metallosis (metal ion poisoning) which results from metallic components of the device rubbing together, releasing debris into the blood stream.
How to File a Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit
If you suffered injuries allegedly caused by the Stryker hip recall, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP by calling (877) 779-1414. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries by way of a Stryker hip lawsuit.