Searcy Denny Was First Law Firm to File a Lawsuit in Stryker Damage Claims
Stryker Orthopaedics marketed its Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System and AGBII as revolutionary types of implants. Surgeons initially embraced the products because they were not informed of the risks. Stryker recalled the devices in 2012, citing fretting and erosion risks. By this time, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. had already begun its investigation into Stryker hip failures. Searcy Denny filed the first lawsuit for Stryker hip damages in the country and we have remained at the forefront of the Stryker litigation claims since that time.
Founded in 1979, Searcy Denny comprises 29 trial lawyers and a solid support staff that work together as a team to evaluate, prepare and try national mass tort claims. Our Florida Stryker litigation mass tort unit represents patients in 15 states in Stryker claims.
Understanding the Stryker Litigation Process
The Stryker lawsuits are filed in New Jersey because Stryker Orthopaedics is domiciled in the state. The plaintiffs in these cases come from states across the country. Currently, nearly 900 cases have been filed with the New Jersey federal court. More than 150 of those cases were filed by Searcy Denney.
Attorney Calvin Warriner was appointed to the Stryker plaintiffs’ steering committee. In this important position, Cal is involved in choosing the bellwether cases and making decisions regarding discovery, processes and timing of the trials. These issues are crucial to reaching the best possible outcomes for all plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Stryker.
The bellwether cases are chosen to represent all claims. The verdict in these cases affect settlements in the remaining cases. This method is utilized in mass torts because the large number of litigants would make individual trials difficult, and likely unfair, to most plaintiffs because of the time and expense required to prepare a case. Through his role on the Stryker steering committee, Cal has substantial influence over the course of the litigation.
Things You Should Know About Filing a Stryker Lawsuit
If you were injured by a defective Stryker hip, Searcy Denney will fight for compensation to help you get immediate help and long-term relief.
Some key points you should know about a filing lawsuit against Stryker include:
- Funding your recovery — Stryker established a fund to pay testing and surgery expenses for patients who received a Stryker hip. Accepting money from this fund does not preclude you from filing a lawsuit against the company.
- Statutes of limitations — If you miss the statutes of limitations, you forfeit your right to take legal action against Stryker. You should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to avoid the devastating consequences of missing this crucial deadline.
- Obtaining patient information — You have the right to know what device your surgeon implanted and whether you have suffered ill effects as a result. Our Florida Stryker litigation lawyers can assist you in obtaining information about your surgery, the product and your current health. If you have concerns about your health, we urge you to see your doctor as soon as possible.
Learn More About Recovering Damages for Your Stryker Hip Injuries
If you received a Stryker hip, know your rights to recover. Call Searcy Denney at 800.780.8607 to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable Florida Stryker litigation attorneys. You can also complete our case evaluation form.