Thousands of plaintiffs in New Jersey and around the country who had surgery to remove failed hip implants settled their claims Nov. 3 in a deal that is expected to pay out more than $1 billion.

The global settlement with Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, a Mahwah, N.J., corporation that does business as Stryker Orthopaedics, resolves the claims of about 3,000 individuals who were implanted with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular hip stems.

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