Why Are Stryker Hip Recall Cases in New Jersey?
According to attorneys representing plaintiffs in the federal Stryker multidistrict litigation, of the approximately 1,500 pending Stryker hip recall cases in the U.S., more than 900 have been filed in the state courts of New Jersey. Those who have experienced side effects or complications as a result of the company’s Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacement systems are urged to seek legal counsel to learn more about their rights and pursuing a claim for compensation. The American Injury Attorney Group provides no-obligation consultations, free of charge, to individuals who believe they have Stryker hip recall cases.
Patients who do not reside in New Jersey may be able to file lawsuits in state court there. New Jersey was chosen as the location for many of the lawsuits because it is where Stryker is headquartered. Additionally, although plaintiffs may wonder if a class action lawsuit may be more beneficial for pending Stryker hip recall cases, it is important to understand the difference between class action lawsuits and MDLs.
Whereas class action lawsuits are filed by a specific number of plaintiffs claiming similar injuries or complications as a result of the same devices, MDLs occur when plaintiffs sustain injuries that are more unique yet share similarities. Additionally, compensation in class action lawsuits is almost always the same for every plaintiff involved. In MDLs, plaintiffs may receive individual compensation amounts specific to their personal damages or injuries.
Whereas MDLs are limited to federal courts, in cases where the federal courts do not have jurisdiction one or more state courts may create their own consolidated case structures so that individual claimants can have the same or similar efficiency as afforded those in an MDL. Stryker hip recall cases in New Jersey will undergo discovery, expert witness testimonies and the trial of bellwether cases where a certain number of Stryker hip recall cases will be tried to juries in order for both the plaintiffs and the defendants to consider the outcome and use that to roughly predict the outcome of potential compensation amounts that may be awarded in similar Stryker hip recall cases. It is also not unusual for both a state court consolidated proceeding and an MDL to exist for the same case.
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group for More Information
The American Injury Attorney Group can answer questions regarding potential Stryker lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have allegedly sustained injuries and complications due to the ABG II and Rejuvenate hip replacement systems. If you or a loved one feel you have a claim, contact us for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.