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NEW YORK, NY, November 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 600 Stryker lawsuits consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court are moving along as scheduled. The Stryker Hip Implant Recall Information Center, which provides updates on Stryker hip recall related lawsuits, reports about a recent order in which the court directs parties on matters relating to discovery, including the scope, parameters and timing.
Judge Brian R. Martinotti is overseeing the consolidation of statewide cases. The Oct. 23 order covers discovery-related procedures, in addition to matters such as the mediation of certain Stryker lawsuits, according to court documents (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation; MCL-296, Bergen County Superior Court, New Jersey).
Lawsuits, Settlements and Side Effects
There are about 350 lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, according to court documents (In re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2441, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota). Stryker recently announced, according to the Wall Street Journal,* that it estimated the cost of litigation for its metal-on-metal ABG II and Rejuvenate hip products will range from $700 million to $1.1 billion. The company recalled those products in 2012.
Metal poisoning is an alleged adverse side effect of metal-on-metal hip implants such as the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.** Also referred to as "metallosis," it occurs when cobalt and chromium ions from the friction among the implant's metal components sheds into and accumulates in a patient's bloodstream.
The Stryker Hip Implant Recall Information Center encourages hip implant recipients to visit its site for more information on Stryker lawsuits and side effects, and for updated news on Stryker metal-on-metal hip implants.
About THE STRYKER HIP IMPLANT RECALL INFORMATION CENTER
The Stryker Hip Implant Recall Information Center is sponsored by the Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices and medications. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)
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