Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken SC.

On November 3, 2014, a $1 billion settlement was reached in the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip and ABG II Modular hip stems mass tort related to the Stryker hip replacements recall. Did you receive a defective ABG II Modular hip or Rejuvenate Modular hip and have to undergo surgery to remove it as a result? If so, you may be entitled to at least $300,000 under the settlement program.

The terms of the settlement include a December 14, 2014 filing deadline. For a free case evaluation with our experienced South Carolina injury attorneys, please call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates at 803-252-5523. We can determine if you are eligible for compensation under this settlement program.

$1 Billion Global Settlement Program – Are you entitled to Compensation?

Under the settlement program, a claimant can receive a base compensation award of $300,000 for each failed implant. On top of that award, if a claimant suffered certain complications during the revision surgery to remove the defective hip implant, then significant additional compensation will be provided. Compensation is also provided for people who need the revision surgery but are unable to undergo it for medical reasons. Our South Carolina defective hip implant lawyers can determine if you meet all the eligibility requirements, which include:

  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You underwent removal surgery for recall-related reasons prior to November 3, 2014, and at least 181 days after the implantation surgery.
  • You must register your claim by December 14, 2014 and thereafter enroll in the settlement program.

You can read the master settlement agreement and get more detailed information at

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

On July 3, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics announced that it was going to recall hip replacement models Rejuvenate and ABG II due to a defect that could result in device failure, and potentially permanent or lasting localized and systemic injuries.

The recall was made in response to increasing numbers of injury reports from recipients of these hip replacement implants. The injuries reported were related to a defective design in which two parts of the hip replacement could rub together and experience corrosion, resulting in the release of toxic heavy metal particles, leading to:

  • Tissue necrosis
  • Metallosis
  • Adverse tissue reactions
  • Need for revision surgeries

The reports were sufficiently alarming that Stryker had decided not only to recall all current implants, but discontinue sale of the implants worldwide.

A corporation like Stryker Orthopaedics has a responsibility to ensure their products are safe before marketing them. When they fail to live up to that responsibility, they should pay for injuries caused by their defective and dangerous product.

The Law Firm of McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates  has a dozen attorneys and over 50 staff members to support them. And although we have the resources of a large firm, we are local lawyers, committed to the people and communities of South Carolina.

For a free consultation with our experienced attorneys, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates or call us at 803-252-5523. Our South Carolina lawyers serve Sumter, Camden, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and the entire state, and can determine if you are eligible for compensation for your defective Stryker hip implant.