Stryker Trident Hip Implants

Stryker Trident Hip Implants are manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, a New Jersey corporation and doing business as Stryker Orthopaedics (hereinafter referred to as "Stryker"). The complaints filed in these matters allege that over the past few years, Stryker has received many complaints from both patients and orthopedists claiming fractures or shattered devices, bone chipping, abnormal bone growth, infection, bone loss, hardware loosening, device failure, posterior impingement, uneven wear, pain, loss of function, loud squeaking or clicking noises and difficulty walking. On Feb. 22, 2008, Stryker announced a recall of two components made under the Trident line. On March 31, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court did not designate this litigation as a mass tort. However, it centralized the handling of all pending and future cases involving these implants filed in the New Jersey Superior Court and assigned them to Bergen County to be handled by Judge Rachelle L. Harz.

Stryker Trident Hip Implants Assigned Judges and staff

Judge Rachelle L. Harz
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
Kimberly Beggs
Secretary to the Judge
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
E-Mail: Kimberly.Beggs@njcourts.gov
Steve Park
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2515
E-Mail: Steve.Park@njcourts.gov
Nataliana Guida
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2686
E-Mail: Nataliana.Guida@njcourts.gov
Kathleen Andes-Stylianou
Civil Division Manager
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2700 Ext. #2601
E-Mail: Kathleen.Stylianou@njcourts.gov
Jamie Colaneri
Team Leader
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2713
E-Mail: Jamie.Colaneri@njcourts.gov
Daniel Gardner
Technical Support
Phone: 609-984-6989
E-Mail: Daniel.Gardner@njcourts.gov

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Case List

Counsel Lists

Date Title Section
07/18/2017 Andrews v Howmedica – Consent Order to Amend General
04/06/2009 Case Management Order 1 Case Management
09/11/2009 Case Management Order 2 Case Management
01/19/2016 Case Management Order 3 Case Management
04/29/2016 Case Management Order 4 Case Management
09/20/2016 Case Management Order 5 Case Management
01/20/2016 Order Re: Form Complaints Case Management
08/23/2010 Order Re: Form Complaints General
11/02/2009 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Daniel C. Burke Pro Hac Vice
10/20/2009 Lackey v Howmedica - Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Christin DiMartino Pro Hac Vice
10/20/2009 Swainer v Howmedica - Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Christin DiMartino Pro Hac Vice