To handle the rising number of claims filed by patients impacted by last summer’s Stryker hip recall, the manufacturer has launched a Stryker Broadspire claims program. However, those who are planning to engage need to be aware of some important considerations before they contact Broadspire Services, Inc.
According to a recent notice on Stryker Orthopaedics’ website, the company has teamed up with third-party claims administrator, Broadspire Services Inc., to work directly with patients in managing requests for reimbursement pertaining to medical expenses brought on by the Stryker hip recall. These expenses may be related to testing, treatment, revision surgery and other costs patients incurred after being implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, which were recalled in July 2012.
However, if you are a patient pursuing a Broadspire Stryker claim, you may want to talk with an attorney first. Any information you disclose to Broadspire Services could later be used as evidence in your Stryker hip lawsuit.
Two years ago, Broadspire Services Inc. was contracted for similar purposes with DePuy Orthopaedics after the company’s August 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of people in DePuy ASR hip lawsuits, and our attorneys can provide you with valuable insight into the Broadspire claims process.
On Stryker’s website, the exact costs eligible for reimbursement are vague. On its “Claims & Reimbursement FAQs” page, it only says “Stryker will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery; if necessary; and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.”
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free legal evaluations to individuals affected by the Stryker hip recall. Our attorneys can help walk you through your legal options and answer any questions you might have about the Stryker Broadspire claims process. Call to learn more.