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Judge Establishes June Deadline to File Claims Against Stryker Corp

June 11th, 2015

Stryker Corp announced a major settlement agreement with thousands of former patients back in November of 2014, which could end up costing the company upwards of $1 Billion in pay-outs.

A U.S District Judge in Atlanta, Georgia, announced on Monday, May 11 of 2015 that additional patients seeking damages against Stryker for their hip revision surgeries had 45 days to file a claim.

June 25, 2015 Deadline to File a Claim Against Styrker Corporation
This ruling set Thursday, June 25th as the deadline to file a claim against Stryker Corp.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms as a result of a Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant, it is not too late to seek the justice you deserve.

Stryker Corporation is an industry leader in the field of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, but the company has come under increased scrutiny over the last several years due to dangerous product defects with their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Replacement Systems.

These hip replacement models, both of which are manufactured using metallic compounds including titanium, chromium and cobalt, were recalled in July of 2012 after thousands of patients came forward after suffering from similar complications.

It is now widely established that the design of the Stryker metal-on-metal hip replacement systems was inherently flawed. Rather than increasing the mobility and durability of hip replacement models as promised, the metal in these artificial joints actually corrodes quickly, releasing dangerous toxins into the surrounding bone and tissues following surgery. This process leads to a condition known as Metallosis, which can cause symptoms including:

  • Tissue Death
  • Bone Deterioration
  • Chromium and Cobalt Poisoning
  • Joint Swelling and Pain
  • Pseudotumors

Thousands of patients that received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Modular Hip Replacement system were forced to undergo painful and dangerous revision surgeries to undo the damage done by these defective products. Following the corporation’s major product recall in July of 2012, hundreds of thousands of former patients have come forward to seek damages against the corporation for their advertising of this defective and dangerous product.

What was marketed as a more modern and effective alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery actually ended up becoming a painful and life-altering ordeal for many patients.

Call The Yost Legal Group right away at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation. When you call, one of our experienced Baltimore Product Liability and Medical Malpractice attorneys will review the details of your case from start to finish and help provide the answers you seek.