Judge Donovan W. Frank, presiding over the Stryker Hip Implant MDL in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, ordered the formation of leadership involving a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC). Richard R. Schlueter of Childers, Schlueter & Smith has been appointed to the PSC and represents the only Georgia based law firm on the leadership panel. The Stryker MDL was established in June 2013, when a group of federal Stryker Rejuvenate, and ABG II lawsuits were transferred from federal courts around the country, to Judge Frank’s Court in Minnesota for consolidated pretrial discovery.
The Stryker Hip Implant Litigation has grown significantly to include hundreds of lawsuits brought by plaintiffs alleging that they have suffered injuries caused by the manufacturer’s recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement implants. Childers Schlueter & Smith LLC was a leading firm in early filings against Stryker and continues to investigate new cases on behalf of patients nationwide. The total number of cases is expected to climb even higher as more than 20,000 of these devices were sold in the U.S. prior to the recall.
Since 2009, Childers, Schlueter & Smith LLC has been active in representation of harmed patients with faulty orthopedic devices and has since that time taken a leading role to protect consumers and patients on a nationwide basis. These devices include products manufactured by Stryker; DePuy Orthopedics; Wright Medical; Zimmer; and Biomet.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.