No. You do not have to participate in any settlement that Stryker offers. Everyone who has a case is free to evaluate that offer and determine whether or not they want to take the settlement. You do not have to accept the Stryker settlement if does not compensate you adequately for your injuries.
It is important to have an attorney to evaluate your case if you have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip. An attorney can inform you if the offer on your case is one you should or should not accept. The alternative of not taking the offer is pushing your case forward and trying to get a trial date; that is the only way Stryker will offer more for your case than the settlement.
If you have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip, and are wondering whether or not to participate in the Stryker settlement, we are happy to help. We have a lot of these cases and experience litigating hip cases. We settled many cases and can tell you our opinion on whether you have a good case or whether you should settle.