A global Stryker hip replacement lawsuit settlement was announced in November 2014. Eligible claimants were awarded $300,000 per failed hip implant. However, the settlement does not cover every patient affected by the 2012 Stryker hip replacement recall.
Patients not included in the Stryker hip replacement lawsuit settlement can still pursue a claim.
To be eligible for a Stryker hip lawsuit, a patient must have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip included in the Stryker hip recall. A good Stryker hip lawsuit candidate is someone who was told by a doctor that the metal-on-metal hip would need to be revised.
A hip revision surgery may be required if the patient was diagnosed with metal poisoning as a result of the device fretting and corroding inside the body.
Anyone who has a hip implant included in the Stryker hip recall is urged to contact their physician to have their blood tested for high levels of chromium and cobalt metals, as revision may be necessary.
A Stryker hip lawyer can help further determine whether or not a person is eligible to file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit. If you or a loved one received a Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II and believes a revision is necessary, contact a lawyer to find out if you are eligible to file a Stryker hip lawsuit.