The growing number of lawsuits involving defective Stryker hip implants will be the focus of a May 30 meeting of a panel of federal judges in Louisville.
The group, called the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, will meet at the Gene Snyder Courthouse in Louisville (photo, at right) to consider the creation of a single merged judicial proceeding for the Stryker cases, including those filed by the attorneys at Jones Ward PLC.
In July 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant components from the market. The metal parts of the Rejuvenate, which is made of cobalt, chromium and titanium, are subject to corrosion and fretting, which can lead to a dangerous disease called metallosis.
The problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate are just the latest health problem in the metal-on-metal hip implant industry. Jones Ward PLC also represents people injured by the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Zimmer Durom, and Biomet M2A Magnum hips.
The agenda for the JMPL meeting on May 30 includes references to lawsuits against Stryker that have been filed in Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and many other states. To download the full agenda, click here.
The JPML process offers a glimpse into the world of pending and prospective mass tort actions that span a wide range of product liability and consumer issues. The schedule for the May 30 meeting, for example, also calls for a discussion of the merits of pending cases that involve the length of Subway fast-food sandwiches, the health hazards of 5-Hour Energy drinks, and allegations about polyurethane foam insulation.
The judges will hold oral arguments starting at 9:30 a.m. If you have questions about the JPML meeting, or if you were injured by a defective hip implant, call Attorney Alex Davis or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.