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Is there a difference between filing a claim and lawsuit against Stryker in relation to a defective hip?

NOTICE: The Drug Law Center is no longer accepting these type of cases. This page is strictly for informational purposes. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding by not contacting our office on these cases. We are actively investigating and prosecuting cases involving Valsartan cancers. For information on Valsartan lawsuits, look here.

Stryker Cases Show Differences in CasesYes. A claim usually considered to be a private dispute administered by the manufacturer or their agent between the individual and the company involved. Auto insurance companies to dispose of relatively straightforward minor-injuries sustained in a car accident may use a ‘claims handling’ process. There are no formal rules or processes involved in claims handling process.

On the other hand, a lawsuit is a formal legal proceeding filed in a court that has jurisdiction to administer a dispute handling process and/or trial. Unlike a ‘claim’ related to a dispute, the initiation of a lawsuit is governed by specific rules, which specify how information is to be disclosed. Perhaps most importantly, the filing of a lawsuit protects the statute of limitations (time requirement for commencing an action) related to the case.

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