Four Stryker Hip Settlements in New Jersey, Attorneys Continue to Mediate Cases
Last week, attorneys negotiated Stryker Hip settlements on four cases that were filed in New Jersey State Court. The cases were among six that were chosen by both parties and by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti. Negotiations on the other two cases “fell through,” according to reports.
Although the Stryker Hip settlement amounts remain confidential, this news is very encouraging for other plaintiffs involved in the litigation. Attorneys continue to mediate a select few cases as the New Jersey Court permits.
However, it is very important to remember that this is only the beginning stage of negotiations. Over a thousand cases have been filed throughout the country. Litigation of this size often progresses very slowly. Even after a case reaches a settlement, it can take years until funds are distributed.
Currently, there are two main consolidated actions throughout the country. Approximately half of the cases are filed the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), which is centralized in Minnesota under Judge Frank. Over five hundred more are filed in the New Jersey multi-county litigation in state court, under Judge Brian Martinotti. About 100 more are filed in various other venues throughout the country.
We will continue to post updates regarding Stryker hip settlements. If you have a recalled Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate hip and have not yet spoken with an attorney, it is important to do so as soon as possible. Contact us for a free consultation.