An update on the Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit Litigation
This hip recall was classified as a Class II recall by US FDA. This means that the health consequences caused by these devices are temporary or medically reversible and the probability of these causing serious adverse health concerns is remote. After the Stryker Hip Recall, the company was open to reimburse the costs related to this recall that were incurred by the recipients.
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Since the hip recall, there have been a number of lawsuits filed across the country over the hip replacement devices and the number has been increasing significantly. The recipients who have filed these lawsuits are demanding compensation for suffering due to pain, lost wages, past, present and future unforeseen medical expenses and other claims. The Stryker multicounty litigation (MCL) has been proceeding in New Jersey since January 2013.
As of September, there were 382 plaintiffs in the MCL court in the Stryker hip recall lawsuit cases. It is important to note that in January 2013, there were only 10 participating plaintiffs. The figure increased to 306 in August 2013 and to 382 by September.
In June 2013, the U.S Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, also called as JPML, unified all Stryker hip recall lawsuits at the federal level to form a MDL or multidistrict litigation in Minnesota. The number of plaintiffs in the MDL is also increasing rapidly.
As of August 2013, there were 198 cases whereas now in October 2013, there are 290 plaintiffs, showing that there has been a 46.5 percent increase. These consolidations to form the MCL and MDL have happened in both New Jersey and Minnesota respectively to increase the efficiency of the pretrial proceedings in both the courts.
Stryker Orthopaedics’ Reponse to the Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits
Due to the staggering increase in lawsuits being filed against it, the Stryker Corp. has partnered with a third party claims administrator to work directly with the recipients. The third party administrator is expected to manage the claims related to the hip recall.
As with all other claims procedures, there are a number of finer points that will require a thorough study under the microscope. So the recipients should first contact our Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit attorneys before they get in touch with the representatives of the Stryker hip recall claims program.
It has become very evident that the number of people who have been affected by these hip devices is large. The number of lawsuits being filed nationwide is a reminder that the impact of the Stryker hip recall has spread across the country and not specific to a single region or state.
Contact us to see if you’re qualified for a Stryker Hip Recall Claim
If you or someone you know have been fitted with these hip devices and have suffered complications associated with the devices, then you may be eligible for compensation. You don’t have to worry as you are not alone. There are a number of people in a similar situation and like all of them you should contact Our Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit attorneys for a free evaluation of your case before proceeding with the next steps.
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