Stryker and National Plaintiff’s Leadership in MDL 2768 of the consolidated proceedings before Judge Talwani announced in Court this morning a proposed Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) for eligible claimants. The Stryker Hip Settlement includes those cases filed in the MDL 2768 in Massachusetts, the MCL 624 consolidated proceedings in New Jersey and/or other jurisdictions for cases already and pending. It is believed the eligibility of the failed implants include both recalled and unrecalled cobalt chromium V40 heads and compatible stem system configurations including Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Citation, Meridian and Rejuvenate.
This initial settlement terms are confidential and were not publicly disclosed. The settlements amounts are believed to vary and criteria for amounts of individual offers will be based upon varying factors including the degree of harm and components necessitated to be removed. It was stated that this settlement will not settle all filed claims. It is believed, however, to be a substantial step in the right direction to begin resolving claims in the underlying Stryker hip litigation. It is believed that this settlement will resolve the first cases picked for the initial Bellwether trials and discovery will be stayed through the Summer of 2019.
Childers, Schlueter & Smith is committed to continue litigating all claims for our Stryker hip implant clients that might not qualify for this settlement proposal, and those who choose not to participate in the proposed settlement due to the unique circumstances of their individual case. If you have a recalled Stryker hip implant that failed, please call us for a free consultation regarding your legal options. All inquires are completely confidential.
For those looking for answers and guidance on these and/or any other Stryker hip implant related issues, we also welcome you to contact our office for more information. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-641-0098 or email@example.com
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC, Richard Schlueter has spent his career representing individuals and families who have been harmed as the result of wrongful conduct by others. Recently, Richard was selected for inclusion into the Nation’s Top 1 percent of lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).