Stryker Settlement Deadline Extended; Claims Are Being Filed
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Apr 01, 2015 in Defective Medical Devices
In November 2014, Stryker Corporation agreed to settle thousands of claims related to its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. Now, the deadline to register a claim of injury, revision surgery or other loss has been extended to April 17, 2015.
For patients who received one of Strykers faulty devices, this means there is still time to file a claim seeking compensation for what happened to you.
Stryker manufactured and sold its Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade hip implant devices all over the world. Despite these devices being some of the most popular for hip surgery, they are also some of the most dangerous.
Stryker Injury Claims
Those who've undergone surgery to receive a Stryker implant may have become injured only a short time after receiving one of the defective models.
Injured patients report suffering complications like:
- Bone loss
- Corrosion of the implant
- Joint pain
- Metallosis or metal poisoning
More than 20,000 patients received a Stryker hip implant, and a quarter of those people had to undergo revision surgery to correct a complication.
The latest settlement agreement states that any patient who has not previously registered a claim will be eligible for approximately $300,000 per hip, with additional funds reserved for distribution among patients who suffered the most serious injuries.
Contact PKSD to Register Your Claim Today
With the extension to file claims officially in place, thousands more patients who sustained serious, debilitating injuries may now receive the compensation they deserve.
If you or your loved one received a Stryker hip, contact a Milwaukee personal injury attorney from Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice to schedule your FREE consultation today. Our class action lawyers will review the details of your claim and work quickly to help you determine what your next steps should be.
You have rights, and we want to help protect them.