NJ Stryker Hip Implant Suits Consolidated In State Court

By Bill Wichert (June 1, 2017, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has approved a bid from consumers to consolidate state court lawsuits against a Stryker Corp. unit over an allegedly defective hip replacement device that, when connected to another component, has caused corrosion and required patients to undergo corrective surgeries.

In a notice published Thursday, the state judiciary said the Supreme Court has granted the application to designate all pending and future actions against Stryker's New Jersey-based unit Howmedica Osteonics Corp. as multicounty litigation in connection with Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads.

The court has assigned the MCL to Bergen County for centralized case...

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