If you were one of the thousands of patients impacted by the July 2012 recall of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip stems, you may be entitled to file a Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Undergoing a hip replacement is already a traumatic and painful event. Now, you may be facing an even more painful revision surgery, as well as additional medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP understand what you are going through. The Firm is are offering free Stryker hip recall lawsuit reviews to anyone who suffered pain, swelling or metal ion poisoning as a result of the recalled Rejuvenate and AGB II hip components. For answers to your questions about the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, and to learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact us for a free case review by calling toll free, .
The Stryker hip recall was announced in July 2012, after data indicated that Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip stems were prone to corrosion and fretting at the modular-neck junction. Stryker has warned that patients with the affected hip components may experience pain, swelling or an adverse local tissue reaction. However, the company has also received reports of patients with no or mild symptoms who have tested positive for high levels of metal ions in their bloodstream, or who have evidence of a local tissue reaction. For this reason, the company is advising patients affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate recall to undergo blood and imaging tests regardless of their symptoms. The company has also advised follow-up blood tests for Stryker hips, as well as imaging, even if initial testing has not turned up evidence of hip failure.
Stryker recently announced that it had retained Broadspire Services Inc., a third-party claims administrator, to handle patient claims stemming from the Stryker Rejuvenate recall. If you have received a Stryker letter from your doctor with details about the Stryker Broadspire claims program, or if you’ve been contacted by a Broadspire representative, you may want to talk with an attorney before your provide any information. It’s important to understand that anything you disclose to Broadspire could eventually be used as evidence in your Stryker hip lawsuit.
If you were affected by this recall, you may be able to obtain significant compensation for your injuries, including:
Our Stryker hip recall lawyers will evaluate your case for free. Should you choose to retain Bernstein Liebhard LLP for your Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawsuit, you will generally pay nothing unless there is a recovery. If there is a recovery, the Firm ordinarily receives a percentage of that total recovery. The fee arrangement is clearly set out in a retainer agreement between the client and the Firm.
If you decide to file a Stryker hip recall lawsuit, you will be an important part of our team, and will need to keep your attorney informed about your medical treatment and condition. It is vital that you keep track of medical appointments and time spent away from work due to treatment or your injury. Depending on what stage your case reaches, you may have to be deposed. If your case does not settle, you may have to be present for the trial.
In weighing your legal options, it’s important to remember that your case will be subject to a “statute of limitations,” which governs how much time you have to file a case. Some states require that any potential claim be filed within a set time after the injury occurred. In others, the clock starts running once the connection between the injury and potential cause can be reasonably established. Any Stryker hip lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, or your legal claim will be barred and the right to sue will be lost forever. One of the first things a lawyer will do in investigating your potential claim is research statute of limitations issues that apply to your case.
Once you’ve filed your Stryker hip lawsuit, it will take about two years from filing to trial. This can vary significantly based on the complexity of your case, and other factors. Even though many cases settle before trial, this does not usually happen until both sides have prepared the case.
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard have extensive experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex legal process. Contact us today for a free, no obligation and confidential evaluation by calling .