Stryker Hip Litigation: Bellwether Trial Information
Stryker Hip Litigation
On March 12, 2014, the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota met with attorneys representing the plaintiffs and defendants to discuss the details pertaining to a bellwether trial schedule for the pending Stryker hip litigation. The lawsuits allege that the company’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants caused adverse and life-threatening complications such as metal toxicity, pain, swelling and the need for revision procedures.
If you or a loved one have experienced side effects that you feel were due to the Stryker hip implant, you may be entitled to join the Stryker hip litigation and file your own lawsuit for compensation. Contact the American Injury Attorney Group today to learn more about your legal rights and seeking compensation for your injuries.
Stryker Hip Litigation Proceeds
According to the most recent update, the Court hopes to have at least three out of five bellwether trials scheduled for the Stryker hip litigation by August 2014. These cases are expected to be ready for trial by the summer of 2015. While all dates and trials are tentative, this suggests progress in the litigation, which should be considered if you are thinking about pursuing a claim.
Additionally, the update reports that both the defendant and plaintiffs are required to choose between three and five categories in which the Court may divide the pending lawsuits by May 1, 2014. If they cannot come to an agreement by April 1, 2014, the Court will take it upon itself to make the decision. The parties must also select three to five lead cases, which should be most representative of the rest of the lawsuits in each category, by the June 12, 2014 status conference. If the parties cannot agree, they must submit descriptions of the cases they feel best represent the Stryker hip litigation claims as a whole; the Court will again have the final say.
Magistrate Judge Noel will also contact New Jersey and Florida state court judges to determine if the three courts are able to coordinate all of the state and federal claims in the Stryker hip litigation. Allegations from plaintiffs include claims of injuries after they received the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implant devices.
Plaintiffs Continue to File Lawsuits
Although there are lawsuits pending across the U.S., this does not prevent individuals from joining the Stryker litigation in an attempt to seek compensation for their injuries. Several of the most commonly alleged complications include metal poisoning, early device failure, swelling, pain, inflammation and difficulty or inability to move the legs, stand or walk. If you or someone you love has been injured, consider seeking legal counsel from an experienced attorney to learn more about pursuing a claim.
Plaintiffs may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses including additional treatments or procedures and lost wages or loss of earning capacity if the injuries sustained resulted in an ability to work, whether it be for the near future or for the duration of the patient’s life. Additionally, families may be eligible to seek compensation for burial expenses and loss of consortium if they lost a loved one due to complications with the Stryker hip implants.
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group Today
If you or someone you love experienced injuries or complications after you were fitted with the Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate devices, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and join the growing Stryker hip litigation. Contact the American Injury Attorney Group to receive a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible to recover damages for your condition. We can connect you with an experienced attorney who can help you understand the Stryker hip litigation and how it applies to your individual situation, and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.