Stryker Hip Recall Cases – Current State of Litigation

Stryker Hip Recall Cases – Current State of Litigation

According to court records, at least 160 Stryker hip lawsuit claims have been filed in New Jersey Superior Court. According to New Jersey Courts

“Stryker Trident Hip Implants are manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, a New Jersey corporation and doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics ( hereinafter referred to as “Stryker”). The complaints filed in these matters allege that over the past few years, Stryker has received many complaints from both patients and orthopedists claiming fractures or shattered devices, bone chipping, abnormal bone growth, infection, bone loss, hardware loosening, device failure, posterior impingement, uneven wear, pain, loss of function, loud squeaking or clicking noises and difficulty walking.”

In April, the New Jersey judge, Judge Martinotti, set forth procedures for the parties to begin selecting cases for early mediation. However, his order stipulated that the Stryker hip recall litigation will continue while mediations take place.

Also, dozens of Stryker hip lawsuits filed in federal court have been transferred to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) now underway in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. MDL helps to eliminate duplicative discovery, prevents inconsistent rulings and conserves the resources of all parties, attorneys and judges.

GreeningLaw, P.C., of Dallas, Texas, is currently evaluating Stryker Hip Recall cases for the Rejuvenate and ABG II products. Contact us for any questions regarding this subject.

Robert L. Greening
Attorney at Law, GreeningLaw, PC