The Simon Law Firm represents patients who have been injured by metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Stryker Corporation. These cases are currently pending in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, MDL No. 13-2441, wherein the Court issued its fifth pre-trial order on November 5, 2013 regarding the organizational structure for plaintiffs and defendants.
Significantly, in a related action, Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to settle thousands of defective hip implant lawsuits, according to an article published in the Chicago Tribune on November 13, 2013. This settlement will resolve more than 7,500 lawsuits against J&J’s hip manufacturing entity DePuy Orthopedics brought by patients who had the defective hip implant. DePuy recalled thousands of its metal ASR hip implants due to significant failure rates. Metal-on-metal hip implants can shed metallic debris, potentially damaging bone and soft tissue, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Because the design defect of Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants is similar to the defective design of DePuy's ASR hip implant and because both were recalled, we believe the settlement result obtained in the DePuy hip litigation is a good indicator for how the Stryker hip cases could be resolved in favor of our injured clients," according to attorney Ryan Keane of The Simon Law Firm.
The Simon Law Firm, P.C., is a St. Louis based firm that represents injured individuals nationwide in product liability cases, complex litigation, and other personal injury cases. Since the firm’s founding in 2000, The Simon Law Firm has earned more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements and has been named one of the “winningest firms” in the United States by the National Law Journal. The Simon Law Firm has been included in US News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" as a Tier 1 Firm in St. Louis in both Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation since 2010. The Simon Law Firm offers free legal consultations to those injured by defective hip implants. If you or a loved one have experienced a hip implant failure or other health problems associated with a metal hip implant, please contact The Simon Law Firm.