BREAKING NEWS: Stryker to Pay Over $1 Billion to Settle 4,000 Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Stryker Corporation announced in November 2014 it will pay over $1 billion to patients who had surgery to replace certain defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. The settlement, which resulted from mediation conducted simultaneously with the litigation, was announced Monday in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, where approximately 4,000 cases from around the country had been consolidated.
A class action generally involves one or two named plaintiffs who seek to represent a class of several individuals not named in the complaint. In contrast, a mass tort occurs when several plaintiffs, each of which have separate and distinct cases, are joined together in a single action.
You are an individual and so is your claim! If, after reviewing your unique situation with our attorneys, you decide to move forward with a lawsuit, please know that your case will remain your own individual case, as opposed to a class action. Our lawyers will file a suit based on your particular circumstances and any damages awarded will be based solely on your experience.
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Zofran—taken by pregnant women for morning sickness
increases the risk of
Widespread reports of injury are emerging from patients who have taken the blood-thinning drug Xarelto. The anticoagulant has
Johnson & Johnson has recalled a surgical tool that has been linked to spreading cancer in women undergoing hysterectomies for the treatment of fibroids.
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Hip Implant Lawsuit
It is estimated that over 500,000 people received metal-
on-metal hip implants over the last 10 years in the U.S. alone. The dangers associated
The attorneys at G&E have recovered hundreds of millions, even billions, in pharmaceutical
Studies have shown that patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes who were prescribed Actos for over a year had two times the risk of bladder cancer than those diabetes patients
GM Personal Injury Lawsuit
For years General Motors (GM) has been keeping secret that the ignition switches in several of their cars are faulty. The problem with these ignition switches is that if bumped
Affected airbags—now subject to a massive recall—can explode violently, spraying metal debris into the interior of the car at rapid