INSIGHTS On Massachusetts Personal Injury Law

Welcome to the SUGARMAN blog. We'll be sharing our perspectives on the state of the law and current legal issues in Massachusetts personal injury law. Issues relating to medical malpractice, construction site injuries, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, insurance, and more will all be reviewed here by our team of lawyers who have prosecuted some of the most complex cases in Massachusetts personal injury law.

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Massachusetts May Become the Epicenter of Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Litigation

Like most lawsuits involving claims for defective medical devices, the geographic areas where the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hips were implanted may play a large role in determining which jurisdiction sees the greatest amount of lawsuits filed. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant was marketed to and used in discrete parts of the United States. Boston was one of the principal locations where surgeons implanted the Stryker hip until the FDA announced its recall on July 6, 2012.

Because Boston-area hospitals were within the epicenter for Stryker Rejuvenate implants, it is likely that Massachusetts will become a hotbed of litigation surrounding the defects in the Stryker hip system and its eventual recall. Thankfully, Boston-area doctors and medical providers have become more familiar than health professionals in other parts of the country with the harmful effects of the metal-on-metal hip implants. Massachusetts litigants will likely benefit from local doctors who are highly qualified to testify about the dangers of Stryker hips and the harm which these defective products, and other metal-on-metal hip implants, have caused their patients.

Finding a Massachusetts law firm which is committed to litigating claims involving the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hips and which knows the ins and outs of Massachusetts law regarding product liability cases is paramount to any patient who has been harmed by these products.

SUGARMAN has formed a team led by partners Stephen Sugarman and Benjamin Zimmermann to represent clients who have been injured as a result of defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. If you have any questions regarding a Stryker hip implant, please call Stephen or Ben at 617-542-1000 or email ssugarman@sugarman.com or bzimmermann@sugarman.com.