Unfortunately, for victims of defective medical products, the injuries and pain associated with a device can be tremendous.
In addition to suffering, if the defective device is a joint implant, it can require costly surgery to correct, on top of rehabilitation and therapy.
Recently, it was announced that Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits involving over 1,800 defective hip implants. The company recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II devices in July 2012 after victims complained about tissue injuries and corrosion.
Some victims reportedly complained that metal ions from the products’ corrosion entered into their bloodstreams.
The agreement will reportedly pay $300,000 per failed implant, with additional compensation for those who suffered injuries because they had surgery to remove the defective implants.
The New Jersey Law Journal reported that claimants should start to see payouts by the summer of 2015.
If you have suffered a hip implant injury, you should contact our attorneys immediately. It has been reported that the terms of this settlement require claimants to register by December 14, 2014 and enroll by January 16, 2015 to receive compensation.
A Defective Medical Device Injured Me. Can I Sue?
Our injury lawyers work closely with victims of defective products. Here is what one of our former clients had to say about working with our staff:
“I can’t express enough how much your hard work and the results meant to my dad. If you remember, three weeks before his passing, he stopped all treatments. After learning about the large settlement, he knew that financially my mom would be okay. He was tired and ready to go and that check made his leaving us much easier for him.”
Our attorneys help victims in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County and Arlington County. Call us today for more information.
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.