Stryker Hip Implant Litigation In NJ Heads To Mediation

By Martin Bricketto (April 8, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A Stryker Corp. unit and plaintiffs who say they had to undergo painful, invasive surgeries because of allegedly defective hip implants manufactured by the company will look to mediate the claims as consolidated litigation in New Jersey between the parties moves forward.

Judge Brian R. Martinotti said last week that mediation could help speed the resolution of matters in the multicounty litigation, and counsel for plaintiffs and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. — which does business as Stryker Orthopaedics and has been hit with dozens of suit over its Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Stems — have agreed on a panel...

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