$1.4 Billion Stryker Hip Settlement
A global settlement was announced that will help thousands of individuals experiencing complications with their Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip replacements. The Stryker hip settlement will have an unlimited fund to compensate patients for their damages throughout the United States. Call us today at 1.800.887.8029 to see if you qualify for this settlement. We will walk you through the settlement process, discuss the potential ranges of compensation you may recover, and answer questions.
Charles Zimmerman, founding partner at Zimmerman Reed and member of the Stryker Lead Counsel Committee, talks to the Star Tribune about Stryker hip recall settlement.
Stryker Hip Recall Settlement FAQ’s
Who is eligible under the Stryker hip recall settlement?
The settlement program applies to patients who are U.S. citizens and residents who had either a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II implanted in their bodies and had to have a subsequent surgery to remove and replace the recalled device on or before November 2, 2014. The settlement program is also open to certain patients who may have been deemed to be too sick or medically unstable to undergo a necessary revision surgery.
What if I have a Stryker device but don’t meet all three qualifications?
For those who are not eligible for the Stryker hip recall settlement program, all of their legal rights and claims are preserved and will not be affected by the settlement program. We will be glad to explain your options moving forward if you fall in this category.
Is there a base award for those who participate in this settlement?
The Stryker hip recall settlement proposal includes a base award amount of $300,000 to each claimant who has undergone revision surgery on or before November 2, 2014. There are potential reductions to the base award for age, prior hip revisions, and other relevant factors. In addition, there will be a process in place that may increase the award based on certain procedures or complications as a result of the revision surgery, referred to as “Enhancements” in the Settlement Agreement. Eligibility for the base award and any “Enhancement” will be determined at separate times. In addition, there will be reasonable caps on the “Enhancements” a claimant can receive. Finally, there may be future “Enhancements” a claimant is entitled to if the claimant has further procedures involving their Stryker hip implant within two years of the last surgical procedure.
Will my award be reduced for coverage I received from my insurance company?
As you may be aware, there is a feature of law called “subrogation.” Under various state laws, when an individual receives compensation for injuries that required medical care, either through trial or a settlement, the entity that paid those medical expenses may have a right under law to be reimbursed for certain expenses they paid. In other words, under the law, you may be responsible to reimburse Medicare, Medicaid, other government entities or even your private health insurance provider for money paid by those entities on your behalf relating to the injury you suffered as a result of your Stryker hip implant.
Your individual settlement award may be reduced if a private health insurance company, Medicare or other governmental agencies, including state run Medicaid programs, have paid for the treatment of your claimed injury.