Q: How do I know if I have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip System?
A: Your surgeon should be able to identify the type of hip implant that was used during your surgery. I would suggest calling your surgeon’s office to inquire. You may also want to contact the hospital to obtain a copy of the operative report and implant labels from your surgery.
Q: What should I do if I am experiencing problems with my hip implant?
A: We recommend you contact your orthopedic surgeon immediately to schedule an appointment and then please consider contacting our firm at 1-800-247-1623 to discuss your legal rights and remedies.
Q: What if I have the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II Hip system but am not experiencing any problems right now?
A: Even if you are not experiencing any complications right now, we still recommend that you contact your orthopedic surgeon. You may have problems with this implant even if you do not have any symptoms. We also recommend that you contact our firm at 1-800-247-1623 to discuss your legal rights. It is important that you protect your legal rights against the manufacturer for damages including but not limited to possible future complications, physical impairment, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other legal remedies that may be available to you.
Q: What should I do if I am scheduled to have a replacement or revision surgery of my Stryker implant soon?
A: Again, we would recommend that you contact our firm at 1-800-247-1623 immediately to discuss your legal rights. We would also recommend that you advise your doctor and the hospital where your surgery is scheduled in writing that you want to have your implant preserved and not sent back to Stryker after the surgery.
Q: Stryker is offering to pay for a replacement surgery for my defective system through a third party called Broadspire. Should I accept this?
A: We would recommend that you consult with an attorney before agreeing to accept anything from Stryker or Broadspire. Although there is information available that Stryker and/or Broadspire is offering to pay for some expenses, their published information does not indicate they are offering to fully compensate you for injuries including lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, future medical care or other available remedies which may be available under the law.
Q: What damages would I receive if the case is successful?
A: While it varies depending on the state you reside in, damages in a successful product liability case may include recovery for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity in the future, past and future mental anguish, past and future physical disfigurement, and past and future pain and suffering.
Q: How much will it cost me to have my case evaluated?
A: Nothing. There is no charge for the initial consultation regarding your claim.
Q: What are the attorney’s fees if I choose to hire you?
A: Our firm works on a contingent fee basis. Our fee is a percentage of the recovery. You do not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Q: Do I have to pay a retainer for fees or expenses?
Q: Do I have to pay for the litigation expenses up front?
A: No. Our firm will advance all litigation costs in your case. We are reimbursed for expenses out of recovery. If there is no recovery for you, you do not owe us any money for expenses.
Q: Would I be personally responsible for litigation expenses if there is no recovery?
A: No. We work on a contingency basis. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining a recovery for you, you do not repay any expenses.
Q: Is this a class action lawsuit?
A: No. We handle and file your claim individually. However, in some instances cases are consolidated before one judge for pretrial purposes in what is called “multi-district litigation or multi-county litigation.” This consolidation allows for consistency in the rulings and efficacy for discovery matters.