Category Archives: Stryker

Stryker hip implant lawyer: rumors about July deadline are false

Stryker hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have been receiving calls in recent weeks from concerned patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II device implanted in their bodies. The source of their anxiety: a series of advertisements on television and the Internet that claim there is a deadline in July 2014 to file…

Hip implant article explains details of medical device litigation

The complex world of medical device litigation, including lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants, is described in an article published by Attorney Alex Davis of Jones Ward PLC. The widespread failure of metal-on-metal hip implants represents one of the worst product liability disasters in decades, the article says. Jones Ward PLC represents consumers injured by…

Jasper Ward named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Stryker MDL

Jasper Ward, one of the founding partners of Jones Ward PLC, will serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in charge of hundreds of Stryker hip implant lawsuits in federal court. The steering committee, or PSC for short, is a key part of the litigation over recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices. Stryker,…

Estimated Cost of Stryker Hip Recall Doubles

Stryker said last week that it has increased its cost estimate for recalls of its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants to possibly more than $1 billion. That is almost twice the prior estimate. The company says it is now estimaing that the recalls will cost between $700 million and $1.13 billion. The prior estimate…

Hip implant lawyer answers questions on mass tort lawsuits

Filing a lawsuit against a giant corporation can seem like a daunting task. That’s why hundreds of people with claims related to defective metal-on-metal hip implants and other products trust the lawyers at Jones Ward PLC to handle the details of their cases. In addition to the complicating and often expensive details of a case…

Stryker hip recall lawsuits to be filed directly in federal court

The judge supervising hundreds of lawsuits over the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant is now allowing plaintiffs to file those cases directly in federal court. Stryker, also known as Howmedica Osteonics, distributed close to 29,000 of the Rejuvenate and AGBII hip devices from 2009 to 2012. Some experts believe nearly all of those devices will…

Hip implants part of new tracking system for high-risk devices

Metal hip implants will be subject to a new tracking system under rules announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for certain “high-risk” medical devices. The rules come in the wake of widespread problems with metal-on-metal hip implants, which have injured tens of thousands of patients over the last decade. Some of the biggest…

Federal courts to stay open despite government shutdown

Thousands of government employees and offices are closing down due to the congressional budget stalemate, but litigation over defective or recalled products will continue uninterrupted in federal court. The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent hundreds of injured consumers in cases across the nation, from California and Utah to Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, New York and…

The European Union is Tightening Its Approval Process for Medical Devices: What Does It Mean for the United States?

The European Union, prompted by high profile recalls of dangerous breast implants, is set to increase safety standards by strengthening its pre-market approval process for medical devices. This announcement came shortly after the FDA also announced stronger oversight due to a rash of widely publicized recalls, including metal-on-metal hip and knee implants. Meanwhile, the medical…