Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to compensate additional eligible patients who needed to have revision surgery for their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem prior to December 19th, 2016.
This will expand the initial Settlement Program that was agreed upon in 2014, which made patients who had revision surgery before November 3rd, 2014 eligible for enrollment in the hip implant lawsuit.
Stryker first recalled the metal-on-metal hip implants in July of 2012 when patients reported problems with metal corrosion and fretting around the modular-neck component of the medical device.
Thousands of lawsuits were filed after patients experienced hip pain, inflammation, tissue damage, swelling, limited mobility, metal poisoning and other injuries resulting in the need for revision surgery to replace the defective device.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II settlement allows for a base payment of $300,000 for each failed hip implant. A double payment is given to patients who needed to have implants removed from both hips and additional compensation is provided for any complications.
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