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Stryker Settlement Tops $1.4 Billion

Jonathan V. O'Steen

November 3, 2014

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St. Paul, Minnesota—Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle lawsuits brought by patients who allege injuries from defective metal-on-metal hip devices. The global settlement resolves claims involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics.

The proposed settlement includes a base award of at least $300,000 for patients who required a revision surgery to remove the implant on or before November 3, 2014. That amount increases based on various individual factors.

These devices are among a number of metal-on-metal hip implants that pose a significant risk to patients. The profits from these devices prompted manufacturers, including Stryker Orthopaedics, to rush the implants to the market without adequate attention given to safety.

There are deadlines claimants must meet to join the settlement program. If you or a loved one received a Stryker implant and you have questions regarding eligibility for this settlement program, we would be pleased to discuss these matters with you.

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