Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade Lawsuits
Stryker lawsuits have been consolidated into multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court in Bergen County, N.J., and into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. Consolidating similar cases against the same defendant can help lawsuits move more quickly.
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New Jersey Multicounty Litigation (MCL)
New Jersey Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti is presiding over the MCL, which includes hundreds of lawsuits. The first suit was filed by Weitz & Luxenberg’s Ellen Relkin in August 2012, and she expects many more cases to be filed.
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in Minnesota
The Stryker MDL, which includes nearly 1,700 lawsuits, is being overseen by U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank. Despite opposition by Stryker, the MDL includes the Rejuvenate and ABG II devices. The MDL is expected to grow.
People who received a Rejuvenate or ABG II implant may suffer injuries. Medical device makers like Stryker have a duty to properly design their products and warn the public about any risks. A qualified attorney can protect your rights and help you find out if you have a claim and also file a claim for compensation.
Stryker says the recall and lawsuits could cost it $1.3 billion. The manufacturer settled four hip lawsuits in December 2013 for an undisclosed amount. If you file a lawsuit, there are several types of compensation you may be eligible to receive, including:
- Medical expenses (doctor’s visits, pain medication, revision surgery, new hip replacement).
- Other compensatory damages (home health care and other caregiver costs, lost income).
- Pain and suffering (physical suffering, mental and emotional suffering).
- Loss of consortium (damage to relationship with spouse).
- Punitive damages (awards to discourage similar negligence).