Stryker Hip Recipients Required to File Notice with Court on Revision Surgery
After thousands of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II metal-on-metal hip implants were recalled from the market in 2012 due to alarming failure rates and metallosis side effects, many recipients of the implant were required to undergo painful revision surgery to replace their defective hips. Over 5,000 patients sought litigation under a centralized multi-district litigation (MDL) against the medical device manufacturer due to the defect.
Minnesota U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank who is presiding over the MDL has now ordered all plaintiffs that have undergone revision surgery to file notices with the court within 45 days of surgery to support their claims. Even after Stryker’s $1 billion settlement in November 2014, the device manufacturer is expected to face even more law suits, as more patients experience problems with their recalled hips.