Motion Filed to Create Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit MDL

Shay Morrigan | March 8th, 2013

Lawsuit LoansOn February 19, 2013, plaintiff Robert Davis filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all federal Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuits into one court. Davis suggests the District of Minnesota as an ideal location for the MDL, because of the number of cases pending there, the experience of the available judges, and the centralized location.

An MDL (multidistrict litigation) would help increase the efficiency of pre-trial proceedings, reduce duplicative discovery, and provide for consistent pre-trial rulings. It may also, however, create a longer time frame for the litigation as a whole, which could deter some plaintiffs from filing a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit.

This is where lawsuit loans can help. After going over the facts of a case, lawsuit loan companies can supply plaintiffs with a lawsuit cash advance. The money can then be used to offset any legal fees and expenses that may accrue while plaintiffs are awaiting the outcome of their cases.

Plaintiffs in an MDL may want to consider lawsuit loans

MDL litigation can be advantageous for both parties. Defendants can fight all cases in one court, rather than traveling to multiple courts across the country. Plaintiffs are more likely to receive uniform verdicts from one judge, rather then being at the whim of a variety of judges from different courts. Both parties save resources because discovery is taken in the same place. MDLs may also increase the odds that both parties will be able to negotiate settlements in many of the cases, which can reduce the number of trials.

Pre-trial processes in an MDL can be time-consuming, however. MDLs  have a reputation for handling a large number of cases with similar complaints. In the motion to consolidate Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits, for example, the plaintiff notes that he is aware of thirty cases already filed in twelve different federal district courts, and estimates that many more will be filed in the future. Typically, MDLs handle hundreds to thousands of cases.

An MDL may also require broader discovery than would be necessary in an individual case, to reveal all the evidence needed for all of the cases. These factors together may mean that plaintiffs wait years before their cases are resolved. Some may want to consider lawsuit loans to meet their financial obligations in the meantime.

Applying for a pre settlement loan

Plaintiffs who have suffered serious injuries as a result of being implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip system may be interested in filing a Stryker hip lawsuit, but worry about long-term costs. Many may already be facing increased medical expenses, disability, lost wages, and long-term therapies.

A pre settlement loan or lawsuit cash advance can provide the financial cushion a plaintiff needs to move forward with his or her case. Lawsuit loan companies examine the facts and evidence, talk to the lawyer representing the plaintiff, and decide whether to take the risk. If they decide to move forward, they advance the plaintiff the money now that he or she would be expected to receive in a jury award or lawsuit settlement.

When the case is resolved, the plaintiff pays back the pre settlement loan. If the case is not successful, however, the plaintiff owes nothing. It’s the lawsuit loan companies that take the risk.

When lawsuit loans can help

In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics issued a recall of the Rejuvenate and ABGII modular neck systems. These hip replacement devices were linked with reports of fretting and corrosion, which can lead to tissue damage, bone loss, and premature implant failure.

Plaintiffs who suffered Stryker hip implant injuries may benefit from applying for Stryker hip lawsuit funding. Call LawStreet Capital today for more information. The application is simple, there is no credit check, and if you lose your case, you owe nothing. Call toll-free 800-345-8500.