We want to share this new information out of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Stryker has agreed to settle its defective hip implants for at least $1.43 billion dollars. The deal - brokered by a New Jersey Superior Court judge - resolves state and federal lawsuits against Stryker. The all metal devices create tiny particles of metallic debris that can damage tissue or muscle, which resulted in Stryker recalling the devices.
This is the latest settlement against a product manufacturer of a metal-on-metal hip implant. Last fall Johnson and Johnson agreed to pay $2.5 billion to resolve cases involving its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant.
This Stryker settlement will come as good news for many Washington State residents who have been saddled with these defective hip implants. It adds certainty to the process and puts an end to further protracted litigation.
SGB leads the way representing Washington State residents in defective hip and other product liability lawsuits. If you think you may have a claim against Styker, give us a call. Our product liability lawyers at SGB are happy to discuss this with you.