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Stryker Hip Implant Litigation:

As the July, 2012 Stryker hip implant recall goes into effect, patients injured by the defective products will pursue lawsuits against the company.  This article will track the ongoing Stryker hip implant legislation, and keep interested readers informed about the Stryker hip lawsuits as more and more plaintiffs emerge.  Check this page regularly for updates and information about Stryker hip implant lawsuits.

  1. CURRENT STATUS:  Attorneys are still gathering information from potential plaintiffs injured by a defective Stryker hip implant.  If you, or anyone you know, has experienced a Stryker hip implant failure, contact an experienced attorney immediately.
  2. October, 2012:  A number of plaintiffs in New Jersey have their claims consolidated into one lawsuit.  This lawsuit has not been moved to Federal Court, but it might be given the recent decision in Indiana.
  3. September, 2012: A lawsuit filed in an Indiana State Court is moved to Federal Court.  The plaintiff claims that the defective Stryker hip implant failed much earlier than expected, required revision surgery, and caused her great pain for years.
  4. In July 2012, Stryker Corporation recalled its hip implant models Rejuvenate and ABG II due to a series of complications resulting in failure of the implant and pain for the patient.  Stryker’s newest hip implant models were fast-tracked to the market under a rule that allowed the company to bypass clinical tests because their new models were similar to old ones.  Leading up to the recall patients and doctors discovered that under certain conditions, Stryker’s hip implant models unexpectedly experienced metal-on-metal grinding that caused failure of the implant and pain to the patient.