A total of 607 plaintiffs have now filed a lawsuit against Stryker Corp. over injuries allegedly causes by the company's recalled hip implants. This was reported by the multidistrict court (MCL) court in New Jersey which is overseen by Judge Brian R. Martinotti. The Rejuvenate Modular Hip Stem or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem were recalled by the company in July 2012 due to safety issues.
When the MCL commenced in January 2013, merely 10 plaintiffs filed their cases. The number went up to 382 in September 2013. From that, it increased to 553 in November 2013 giving a total of 171-plaintiff increase (44 percent increase) in just two months.
Similarly, the number of cases in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Minnesota court also continues to increase.