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Florida State Court Manages the Discovery for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

November 11, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

Harris Martin reported that Stryker hip claims involving the Rejuvenate implant filed in Florida state court will now be coordinated with a primary focus on discovery. On October 3, a Florida circuit judge issued an order that consolidated at least 13 products liability claims, so all parties can share in the discovery process. In civil lawsuits like the Stryker Rejuvenate litigation, the pretrial discovery proceedings allow both the plaintiffs and defendants to gather information in preparation for trial.

Hundreds of victims demand damages from Stryker for injuries related to the defective hip device. In 2012, Stryker Orthopedics instituted a global recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implants and halted distribution of the device due to the products’ high risk of injury to the patient. Marketing data and hundreds of negative complaints indicated that the medical device could corrode, flaking toxic metal particles into the victim’s system and causing pain, among other serious side effects.

In addition to litigation filed in Florida state courts, thousands of Stryker hip lawsuits have also been brought in the federal court system, creating the need for multidistrict litigation.

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Our attorneys are actively involved in litigation involving the design of medical devices. Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson has been nationally recognized in the field of product liability for the past three decades. He is also the former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice) and chaired its products liability section.

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