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Stryker Hip Class Action

On January 15, 2010, THOMSON, ROGERS issued a national Class Action lawsuit on behalf of all Canadians who have received a Trident® Ceramic Acetabular System (the “Device”), alleging that the Device causes audible noises including squeaking, screeching, popping and cracking (“Squeaking”) and may loosen from the patient’s acetabulum resulting in severe pain.

The Class Action claim seeks millions of dollars in compensation from Stryker Corporation, Howmedica Osteonics Corporation and their alleged Canadian affiliates (together referred to as the “Defendants”) who are alleged to be responsible for designing, testing, manufacturing, assembling, licensing, marketing, distributing, importing and selling the Device in Canada. 

The representative plaintiff, Ms. Maryanne Tascione from Vaughan, Ontario, claims that she experienced Squeaking from the Device and is at risk of having the Device loosen. Many more Canadians are believed to have suffered a similar experience and may require hip revision surgery to correct their problems. It’s claimed that medical reports indicate the rate of Squeaking associated with the Device to be approximately 5 to 70 times greater than the rate currently reported by the Defendants.

If you would like to notify Health Canada of side effects you have experienced as a result of the use of the Device, please call the Health Canada Adverse Reaction Reporting Centre at their toll free number, 1-866-234-2345.

This class action has not yet been certified

If you would like to learn more about this class action, please contact Darcy Merkur or Stephen Birman via email or through our toll-free number 1-888-223-0448. Locally, in the Toronto area, you can dial 416-868-3176 or 416-868-3137.


Stryker - Statement of Claim >>

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