Q: I received money from Broadspire. How will that be taken into account?
A: Many people want to whether Broadspire will continue to process their claims and whether the Broadspire program will cease to exist. The Broadspire program will continue to exist and specifically for people who have not had revision surgery. If you have not had revision surgery, you do not qualify for the Stryker settlement, and Broadspire will continue to cover your expenses.
It is important to note that in the settlement agreement Stryker made it very clear that the Broadspire program is entirely voluntary. They can shut it down anytime they want. But right now, as far as we know, the program will continue to exist for those individuals who have not had revision surgery.
If you had revision surgery, and qualify for the Stryker settlement, the way the settlement is drafted is you have until March 2015 to decide whether or not you want to participate in the settlement. If you qualify for the settlement, and decide not to participate, meaning you want to continue litigating your case, Broadspire will no longer be available to you. That is part of the Stryker settlement agreement.