Stryker Hip Implant Recall Settlement FAQs
Sacramento Stryker Lawsuit Attorneys
Stryker Corporation voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stems in 2012, and patients who received these hip replacement systems may be eligible for financial compensation under a settlement program.
If you received a Stryker hip implant and are interested in knowing how this settlement will affect you, the Sacramento injury lawyers at Kershaw, Cook & Talley are here to help you. While every case is different, we have included some frequently asked questions below to offer insight regarding the Stryker hip implant recall settlement.
How much money will I receive?
If you have had a hip revision, you may be eligible for at least $300,000, per hip. This amount may be reduced for patients over the age of 70, and it may be increased for patients who have suffered “extraordinary injuries” related to their Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implants. We can review your unique situation with you to determine what your claim may be worth.
Do I qualify?
You must meet specific criteria to qualify for the settlement. The first criteria relates to revision surgery, which means you must have had surgery to remove and replace your Stryker hip implant system. The second involves the reason for the revision surgery, which must be related to elevated cobalt and chromium levels, tissue damage caused by metallosis, or an MRI that showed tissue damage or fluid accumulation.
Do I have to participate?
Even if you have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II system, you do not have to participate in the Stryker hip implant recall settlement. You do not have to accept a settlement if you believe it does not fully compensate you for the harm you have experienced. You can pursue an individual lawsuit, and an attorney at our firm can discuss this option with you.
Do I need an attorney to participate in the Stryker hip recall settlement?
You do not need an attorney to participate in this settlement. Submitting a claim can be exceedingly complex, however, and it is important to make sure that your rights are properly protected and your claim is fully compensated. As a matter of fact, if you are not represented at the time of the settlement agreement, your compensation will be reduced by 35%. Many attorneys will handle cases of this kind for about 35% of your total settlement. If you are represented, you will not necessarily see any less of an award than if you try to handle your claim on your own. And, you will have the added benefit of a legal professional to ensure your compensation is maximized.
For additional answers, call our Sacramento Stryker lawsuit attorneys at (916) 520-6639.