Stryker Hips

Stryker Orthopaedics recalled more than 85,000 hip implant components* during the past 5 years. Weitz & Luxenberg Practice Group Co-Chair Ellen Relkin played a key role in the $1.5 billion settlement negotiation and is deeply involved in the extension to gain compensation for hundreds of additional eligible plaintiffs.**

* Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular stems in 2012; LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Heads in 2016.
** Initial settlement in 2014; extension for clients who had revision surgery in 2016

If you have been injured by a defective Stryker hip implant, you may have the right to seek legal compensation. Call us now at (800) 476-6070 or fill out the form to get started on your journey towards justice and healing.

Stryker Hip Recalls

‘Higher Than Expected’ Failures

Stryker recalled the Stryker LFIT* partly because the intersection of its cobalt/chrome femoral head with the titanium stem may release toxic and corrosive metallic ions into the body. The corrosive effects may cause the implants to fail suddenly, when the femoral head “disassociates” from the stem.

Stryker Hip Implants’ Medical Complications

Although traditional hip implants can be expected in most cases to last more than 15-20 years, certain Stryker metal implants have sometimes failed far earlier than expected.

$300,000 – $600,000
Base Settlement per Plaintiff

Amount eligible plaintiffs (if bilateral) could receive in the Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II settlements.

$550,000 – $1.1 million
Based on Complications

Possible range of settlements for eligible plaintiffs (if bilateral), depending on the nature of complications, if any.

Ellen Relkin Helps Clients Needing Hip Implant Revision Surgery

Ellen Relkin, a mass tort Super Lawyer, is serving as Liaison Counsel and Plaintiff Steering Committee Chair of the New Jersey based multicounty litigation (MCL) for the Stryker hip settlement. She is one of the only two members of the Settlement Oversight Committee listed in the settlement agreement, charged with supervising the settlement on behalf of the plaintiffs.

Before the recall, Ms. Relkin’s firm, Weitz & Luxenberg had filed lawsuits involving the Stryker LFIT and its accompanying titanium stems (including the Accolade I and II, Citation, and Meridian stems. Following the recall and increase in client filings by W&L and others, we successfully filed an application for multicounty litigation to consolidate cases in New Jersey and Bergen County.

$1.5+ Billion

Ms. Relkin was Lead Counsel and Plaintiff Steering Committee Chair who negotiated Stryker’s settlement and extension.

$4 Billion

W&L attorneys have played key roles in major settlements with hip implant manufacturers totaling more than $5 billion for thousands of plaintiffs.

$17 Billion

W&L has won $17 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients over the past 30 years.

Stryker Hip Implant Medical Complications

Serious complications involving Stryker hip implants include:

  • Corrosion of components
  • Elevated levels of cobalt in the body
  • Disassociation of femoral head from hip stem
  • Adverse local tissue reaction/pseudotumor
  • Excessive metallic debris
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain and loss of mobility
  • Dislocation due to tissue and muscle destruction

Correcting these problems typically requires revision surgery to remove and replace the devices.

If your doctor has ever recommended that you have revision surgery due to complications after receiving a Stryker hip implant, you may want to explore your legal options with a knowledgeable attorney. Weitz & Luxenberg can help you learn more with a free consultation.

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