The predicted success of current multi-party lawsuits against Stryker Corporation, the manufacturer of the hip replacement devices Rejuvenate and ABG II, is good news to many people who will be looking to file individual suits in the near future.
This news comes after Stryker recalled the hip replacement devices from the market in 2012 when they had reached nearly 20,000 personal complaints from patients who had received either the Rejuvenate or ABG II hip systems and were severely injured because of it.
Coming in to 2014, there have been more than four hundred federal cases pending and over five hundred additional state level cases pending against Stryker Corporation's subsidiary: Stryker Orthopaedics. Legal experts following federal and state level cases say that although those involved in the multi-party suits stand to receive a significant amount in recompense, victims who file individual claims may stand to recover as much as ten times more than those involved in multi-party litigation.
Research shows that a good number of victims of Stryker hip replacement defects who choose to hire a personal injury attorney for a defective product claim against the manufacturer will be looking at compensation surpassing one million dollars, depending on the severity of their claim. Stryker has attempted to run from these claims, arguing everything from statute of limitations to surgical errors; however, the growing number of complaints about Rejuvenate and ABG II are significant enough to hold the medical manufacturer liable.