Stryker Corp. has announced plans to begin making payments to hip replacement patients who were injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck stems.
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What’s the Problem?
May 16, 2017 - At least 95% of patients have registered for a settlement program intended to resolve product liability lawsuits filed over injuries alleged from Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems. The company has indicated that it will soon begin making payments to eligible parties.
“The exact timing and amount of payments will depend on factors and circumstances specific to each claim,” Stryker said in a statement on May 8. “It is expected that a majority of the payments under the Settlement Agreement will be made by the end of 2017.”
In July 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem components after they were linked to a high rate of fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The recall was followed by an influx of product liability lawsuits filed against Stryker over injuries alleged from the recalled hip implants. Most of those complaints were consolidated in centralized litigations in New Jersey and Minnesota.
Stryker Corp. in Nov. 2014 announced a $1 billion hip replacement settlement to resolve most lawsuits filed over its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip components. However, that agreement only affected recipients who had revision surgery for a recall-related reason before Nov. 3, 2014. The new settlement was announced in December, and expanded to include Rejuvenate and ABG II patients who had a recall-related revision prior to Dec. 19, 2016.
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