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$1 Billion Settlement for Defective Stryker Hip Implants

Medical device manufacturer Stryker has agreed to a sizable settlement to provide compensation for individuals who received a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II Hip stem implant. According to Market Watch, the company will be spending $1 billion to resolve claims from patients who had a Stryker hip implant implanted before November 3, 2014, at a U.S. hospital or qualifying military hospital. Patients who were forced to undergo a revision surgery are eligible to receive compensation. Those who suffered additional complications will also be provided with funding from the settlement money.  A dangerous drug attorney knows many claims arising from defective drugs and medical devices are resolved when the company pledges funds to settle complaints. Those who have been harmed by a defective ...

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Endo Settles Vaginal Mesh Claims

Endo International PLC has reportedly reached agreements to settle "substantially all" claims that have arisen regarding vaginal mesh products sold by American Medical Systems. American Medical Systems (AMS) is a unit of Endo International. In settling claims, Endo has not admitted to fault or liability in vaginal mesh cases.  A dangerous drug attorney knows that many cases end in settlements when defective drugs or medical devices have caused harm to patients. Settlements allow defendants to avoid costly legal expenditures and bad publicity associated with numerous plaintiffs' verdicts. Settlements also allow greater certainty for defendant drug companies as they can control their expenses for damages. Plaintiffs can sometimes benefit from receiving a settlement because they can obtain compensation more quickly without needing a court ...

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Plaintiff Awarded Largest Vaginal Mesh Verdict To Date

Last week, a jury deliberated for three hours before awarding a plaintiff the largest vaginal mesh compensation to-date. Although there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against vaginal mesh manufacturers, many of the cases have not yet been heard and are pending as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL) in West Virginia. This record-setting verdict was good news for plaintiffs whose claims are still pending, as it demonstrates juries may be very sympathetic to the plight of vaginal mesh patients.  A dangerous medical device attorney can provide victims their options in terms of vaginal mesh litigation. Victims may be able to file independent civil lawsuits or may have their claims become part of the MDL. Plaintiff's Record-Setting Vaginal Mesh Verdict According to the ...

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Defective Medical Device Manufacturers Make Mistakes with Metal Joint Implants

As baby boomers age, medical device manufacturers are experiencing a significant demand for products to treat the ailments of an aging generation of unprecedented size. Older people, however, are not the only ones who may need medical devices to improve their condition.  Any defective medical device lawyer in Miami knows that there has been a major shift in recent years in the people who are seeking joint implants and other similar medical procedures. Now, instead of just older people needing hip or knee replacements, younger people are making use of these devices as well. This could be great news for medical device manufacturers, except these manufacturers made serious mistakes with some of the products targeting the young: hip and knee replacements. Defective Medical ...

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