Attorneys Schafle and Acklen Represent Pittsburgh Couple in Hip Implant Suit
As recently featured in an article on PennRecord, Green, Schafle & Gibbs represents a Pittsburgh couple who are suing Howmedica Osteonics Corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics for a defective hip implant. Attorneys Michael Schafle and Jon Acklen filed a complaint on behalf of their clients last month in US District Court alleging that Stryker’s hip implant had a design defect and failed. This is one of several lawsuits filed in recent weeks by Green, Schafle & Gibbs against Stryker.
In the Pittsburgh case, the clients alleged in their claim that Stryker knew that its hip implant was defective yet the manufacturer failed to warn the recipient of the implant. The husband, who underwent hip implant surgery in 2007, and his wife have requested a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages, special damages, double or triple damages, court costs, interest, punitive damages and any further relief this court grants.
Stryker Hip Implant Problems
Stryker issued a recall in 2012 for its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stem implants after thousands of patients found the implants were causing them severe medical issues. In November 2014, Stryker settled several thousand claims over the implants for $1.43 billion.
In 2012, Stryker recalled two of its hip implant systems - the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. Following the recalls, Stryker faced several thousand claims by victims of the defective systems. In November 2015, Stryker settled claims for patients who received the hip systems before November 3, 2014 for almost $1.5 billion.
Hip Implant Defect and Recall Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a hip implant system, please contact our experienced mass tort legal team, lead by attorney Michael Schafle, for a free consultation at 1-866-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.